garbologist

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

garbology +‎ -ist.

NounEdit

garbologist (plural garbologists)

  1. One who examines refuse using archaeological techniques.
    A garbologist forages through waste paper baskets in search of interesting documents.
    • 1998 October, Trash Talk, Boys' Life, page 10,
      Garbologists discovered the leachate, mostly water mixed with rotting garbage, actually aided in decomposing other trash in the area.
  2. (Australia, humorous) A garbage collector.

SynonymsEdit

(garbage collector):

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Last modified on 18 April 2014, at 03:31