dumpster\ diver

Someone who looks around in dumpsters for hidden treasure.

I used to think that most homeless people were just dumpster divers.


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  • dumpster diver — (DUMP.stur dy.vur) n. A person who sifts through garbage, particularly a dumpster, looking for valuable or useful items. dumpter dive v. dumpster diving pp. Example Citation: Tonight, however, Seymour s van follows a proven route, and each… …   New words

  • dumpster-diver — noun Alternate spelling of dumpster diver …   Wiktionary

  • dumpster diver — noun A person who practices dumpster diving …   Wiktionary

  • dumpster diver — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dumpster diving — Binner redirects here. For the surname, see Binner (surname). Trashers redirects here. For the ice hockey team, see Danbury Trashers. 3R Concepts Waste Disposal Hierarchy Reduce Reuse Recycle …   Wikipedia

  • dumpster dive — 1. verb to practice dumpster diving See Also: dumpster diver, dumpster diving 2. noun an expedition whose purpose is dumpster diving …   Wiktionary

  • dumpster diving — /ˈdʌmstə daɪvɪŋ/ (say dumstuh duyving) noun the salvaging of household food items from the stock which has been thrown away by a shop, supermarket, etc., into a dumpster. –dumpster diver, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • freegan — n. A person, usually a vegan, who consumes only food that is obtained by foraging, most often in the garbages of restaurants, grocery stores, and other retailers. Also: Freegan. [Blend of free and vegan.] freeganism n. Example Citations: Some… …   New words

  • binner — n. A person who collects and sells used bottles and cans, particularly those found in recycling bins and dumpsters. binning n. Example Citations: This thought provoking exhibit is just one of several local artistic projects inspired by the… …   New words

  • opportunivore — n. A person who eats whatever he or she can find, particularly food that has been discarded. Example Citations: Forget buying brie from local producers. Or stocking up on strictly organic oranges. Or even insisting on cruelty free tofu chops… …   New words

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