litterbug
litterbug lit"ter*bug` (l[i^]t"t[~e]r*b[u^]g), n. a person who litters public places with refuse.

Syn: litterer, litter lout. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • litterbug — 1947, from LITTER (Cf. litter) + BUG (Cf. bug) (n.). According to Mario Pei ( The Story of Language, Lippincott, 1949) coined by the New York subways on the analogy of jitterbug …   Etymology dictionary

  • litterbug — (Brit. also litter lout) ► NOUN informal ▪ a person who carelessly drops rubbish on the ground …   English terms dictionary

  • litterbug — ☆ litterbug [lit′ər bug΄ ] n. Informal a person who litters highways or other public places with waste paper, garbage, etc …   English World dictionary

  • litterbug — UK [ˈlɪtə(r)ˌbʌɡ] / US [ˈlɪtərˌbʌɡ] noun [countable] Word forms litterbug : singular litterbug plural litterbugs informal someone who drops litter in public places …   English dictionary

  • litterbug — {n.}, {slang}, {informal} A person who leaves garbage in a public place, such as a park or beach or a street; one who litters. * /Don t be a litterbug; keep the city clean!/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • litterbug — {n.}, {slang}, {informal} A person who leaves garbage in a public place, such as a park or beach or a street; one who litters. * /Don t be a litterbug; keep the city clean!/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • litterbug — noun slang informal A person who leaves garbage in a public place, such as a park or beach or a street; one who litters. Don t be a litterbug; keep the city clean! …   Словарь американских идиом

  • litterbug — noun Date: 1947 one who litters a public area …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • litterbug — litterbugging, n. /lit euhr bug /, n. a person who litters public places with items of refuse: Litterbugs had thrown beer cans on the picnic grounds. [1945 50; LITTER + BUG1] * * * …   Universalium

  • litterbug — noun A person who tends to drop litter and not clean it up …   Wiktionary

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