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litterbug

[ lit-er-buhg ]

noun

  1. a person who litters public places with items of refuse:

    Litterbugs had thrown beer cans on the picnic grounds.



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Other Words From

  • litter·bugging noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of litterbug1

First recorded in 1945–50; litter + bug 1

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Example Sentences

So much that the Park Service has established a confidential tip line called “Powell Watch” for lawful jet skiers to rat out the litterbugs.

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