garbo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From garbage +‎ -o (diminutive suffix).

Noun[edit]

garbo (plural garbos)

  1. (Australia, informal) A rubbish collector.
    • 1986, Emily George, Merri Lee: A Feminist Fantasy, page 124,
      Then believe it or not, I worked for some time as a garbo, collecting the rubbish in the wee hours of the morning.
    • 1998, Hall Greenland, Red Hot: The Life & Times of Nick Origlass, 1908-1996, page 253,
      The referendum papers, accompanied by a strong statement of Council′s position, was to be letterboxed by the Council′s “garbos” (rubbish collectors) and inspectors on a Thursday and collected by volunteers over the weekend.
    • 2010, Zana Fraillon, Monstrum House: Locked In, unnumbered page,
      As far as Jasper was concerned, his mum being a garbo was pretty cool. She got to drive a truck and be home in time to take his little sisters to school. Before she got the job as a rubbish collector, his mum had done shift work and it was left to Jasper to get his sisters to school.
    • 2010, Adam Shand, The Skull: Informers, Hit Men and Australia′s Toughest Cop, page 350,
      The priest would bring salvation while the garbo took the rubbish.

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Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

garbo (accusative singular garbon, plural garboj, accusative plural garbojn)

  1. sheaf

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

garbo

  1. First-person singular present tense of garbare

Noun[edit]

garbo m (plural garbi)

  1. politeness, gentleness, tact, grace
  2. graceful form
  3. (nautical) curvature of the hull

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

garbo m (plural garbos)

  1. grace, style, chic, elegance
  2. daintiness
  3. polish

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

garbo m (plural garbos)

  1. grace
  2. style

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