dustbin
noun Date: 1848 1. British a can for trash or garbage 2. dustheap 2

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  • dustbin — is the normal word in BrE for a rubbish bin, although the shorter form bin is widely used informally (and wheelie bins, tall bins on wheels, have been in use since the 1980s: the term is Australian in origin). Dustman has largely been replaced by …   Modern English usage

  • dustbin — (d[u^]st b[i^]n), n. a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected. Syn: ashcan, trash can, garbage can, wastebin, ashbin, trash barrel, trash bin. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dustbin — 1848, from DUST (Cf. dust) + BIN (Cf. bin) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dustbin — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a large container for household refuse …   English terms dictionary

  • dustbin — [dust′bin΄] n. Brit. a container for dust, rubbish, etc …   English World dictionary

  • dustbin — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} (BrE) noun VERB + DUSTBIN ▪ chuck sth in, dump sth in, throw sth in ▪ She chucked the potatoes in the dustbin. ▪ go in ▪ These old shoes can go in the dustbin now …   Collocations dictionary

  • dustbin */ — UK [ˈdʌs(t)bɪn] / US [ˈdʌstˌbɪn] noun [countable] Word forms dustbin : singular dustbin plural dustbins British a container that you keep outside and use for putting rubbish in. The American word is garbage can …   English dictionary

  • dustbin — /ˈdʌstbɪn/ (say dustbin) noun 1. Chiefly British a rubbish bin (def. 1). –phrase 2. the dustbin of history, those aspects of history deemed not worth remembering …   Australian English dictionary

  • dustbin — [[t]dʌ̱stbɪn[/t]] dustbins N COUNT A dustbin is a large container with a lid which people put their rubbish in and which is usually kept outside their house. [BRIT] (in AM, usually use garbage can) …   English dictionary

  • dustbin — /dust bin /, n. Chiefly Brit. an ashcan; garbage can. Also, dust bin. [1840 50; DUST + BIN] * * * …   Universalium

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