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Dumpster diving

noun phrase

Searching through trash for something of value: Low-end thefts range from so-called Dumpster diving, searching the garbage for discarded carbons, to old-fashioned card theft/ On Dumpster Diving: Eighner offered a sophisticated essay on the theme of surviving on refuse

[late 1980s+; fr the trademark of a type of refuse receiver]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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