[duhmp-ster] /ˈdʌmp stər/ noun 1. a large metal bin for refuse designed to be hoisted onto a specially equipped truck for emptying or hauling away. n. 1930s, from Dempster-Dumpster trash-hauling mechanism, patented by Dempster Brothers and probably named from dump (v.) with the surname in mind.
noun 1. the practice of foraging in garbage that has been put out on the street in dumpsters, garbage cans, etc., for discarded items that may still be valuable, useful, or fixable. /ˈdʌmpstə/ noun 1. (US) the practice of searching through dustbins for discarded but still usable or valuable objects such as food or clothes […]
noun 1. a usually open-topped truck having a body that can be tilted to discharge its contents, as sand or gravel, through an open tailgate. noun 1. a small truck used on building sites, having a load-bearing container at the front that can be tipped up to unload the contents
[duhm-pee] /ˈdʌm pi/ adjective, dumpier, dumpiest. 1. dumpish; dejected; sulky. [duhm-pee] /ˈdʌm pi/ adjective, dumpier, dumpiest. 1. short and stout; squat: a dumpy figure. /ˈdʌmpɪ/ adjective dumpier, dumpiest 1. short and plump; squat /ˈdʌmpɪ/ adjective 1. (rare) in low spirits; depressed; morose adj. “short and stout,” 1750, apparently from some noun dump (cf. dumpling), but […]