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litterbug

[lit-er-buhg] /ˈlɪt ərˌbʌg/
noun
1.
a person who litters public places with items of refuse:
Litterbugs had thrown beer cans on the picnic grounds.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; litter + bug1
Related forms
litterbugging, noun
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Word Origin and History for litter-bugging

litterbug

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' ...."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for litter-bugging

litterbug

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]


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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