Litterbug



[lit-er-buhg] /ˈlɪt ərˌbʌg/

noun
1.
a person who public places with items of refuse:
Litterbugs had thrown beer cans on the picnic grounds.
n.

1947, from litter + bug (n.). According to Mario Pei (“The Story of Language,” Lippincott, 1949) “coined by the New York subways on the analogy of ‘jitterbug’ ….”

noun

A person who throws trash in the streets, parks, etc

[1947+; coined for a New York Police Department campaign against littering; modeled on jitterbug]

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