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garbology

[gahr-bol-uh-jee] /gɑrˈbɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of the material discarded by a society to learn what it reveals about social or cultural patterns.
Origin
1976
1976; garb(age) + -o- + -logy
Related forms
garbologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for garbology

garbology

/ɡɑːˈbɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the contents of domestic dustbins to analyse the consumption patterns of households
Derived Forms
garbologist, noun
Word Origin
C20: from garb(age) + ology
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Slang definitions & phrases for garbology

garbology

noun

The study of the refuse of a modern society

[1946+; coined by W Rathje]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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