gas-guzzler

[gas-guhz-ler]
noun Informal.
an automobile that has low fuel efficiency, getting relatively few miles per gallon.
Also, gas guzzler.


Origin:
1975–80

gas-guzzling, adjective
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gas-guzzler definition


  1. n.
    a large automobile that uses much gasoline. : The old gas-guzzlers were certainly comfortable.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
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.
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