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[gas-guhz-ler] /ˈgæsˌgʌz lər/
noun, Informal.
an automobile that has low fuel efficiency, getting relatively few miles per gallon.
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gas-guzzling, adjective Unabridged
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  • Mickle promises his gas-guzzler will be taken off the road, never to emit another hydrocarbon.
  • With the old gas-guzzler in the garage, you've got your bicycle ready and your sneakers laced up.
  • Yet, he promised it would be economical enough to drive on the street every day, while avoiding the federal gas-guzzler tax.
Word Origin and History for gas-guzzler

car with low fuel-efficiency, 1973, American English, from gas (short for gasoline) + guzzler.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for gas-guzzler



A car, esp a large American model, that uses a great deal of gasoline

[1970s+; gas eater and gas hound are found by the 1940s]

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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