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gas-guzzler

or gas guz·zler

[gas-guhz-ler]
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noun Informal.
  1. an automobile that has low fuel efficiency, getting relatively few miles per gallon.
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Origin of gas-guzzler

First recorded in 1975–80
Related formsgas-guz·zling, adjective
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Word Origin and History for gas-guzzling

gas-guzzler

n.

car with low fuel-efficiency, 1973, American English, from gas (short for gasoline) + guzzler.

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