garburator

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Etymology[edit]

1948 in Canada, from garbage + -ator.

Noun[edit]

garburator (plural garburators)

  1. (Canada, UK) Synonym of garbage disposal.
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, London: Heinemann, OCLC 59891543, page 37:
      ‘She burped and tried to jam the bottle into the waste-hole of the waste-disposal thing, the thingummy.’
      Garburator,’ said Pigs Trotter. ‘I think they're called Garburators.’
      Garburator, that's it. She tried to jam the bottle down the Garburator.’

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