from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small one-man diesel-powered vehicle often used to carry loads and material around, often on building sites.
  • n. A dropper of rubbish, particularly not in landfill sites/recycling sites.
  • n. One who would drop their boyfriend or girlfriend, the person in the couple who has finished the relationship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. same as dump truck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which dumps; specifically, atip-cart.
  • n. In railroading, any form of tilting-, dumping-, or unloading-car, whether operated by hand or by power.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. truck whose contents can be emptied without handling; the front end of the platform can be pneumatically raised so that the load is discharged by gravity


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • "Oh my God, you've been dumped," she said, confirming what I already knew: I had indeed been dumped but not by a long-term partner or spouse; the dumper was a friend, or to put it more accurately, a former friend.

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  • You are ucky to be living in this place, during this time and if you don't have any boils on your dumper, that is just icing on the cake.

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  • The 'dumper' has usually procastrinated for some time and knows exactly why they have decided that the 'dumpee' is history.

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  • We were not thrilled to see the "dumper" is coming back and are not looking forward to seeing Jason cry like on the previews!

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • Only 31, he was already a star, having helped pull NBC local news out of the ratings dumper.

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  • The only thing that really puzzled me was the first sentence (Now that fur is back in vogue, I've been thinking about splurging on a coat this winter): If fur is back in vogue, then why are pelt prices in the dumper right now?

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  • My current favourites are WotWentWrong, which allows dumpees to hassle their dumpers for answers via a third party the dumper provides their reasons for not calling them back, and the site sends the dumpee advice on how to do better next time, and NeverLikedItAnyway, a sort of eBay for the stuff that remains after a relationship dies, a ranty marketplace of engagement rings and I Wuv You teddies.

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  • Speculation is running high that one song in particular, "Dear John," is about John Mayer -- 33-year-old singer, ex-Twitter addict, Jennifer Aniston/Jessica Simpson dumper, sometime Swift collaborator and rumored erstwhile boyfriend of the now 20-year-old.

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  • It would be truly bizarre if you could compel me to enforce my property rights against a dumper.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Legal Clinics Under Siege

  • It would be equally bizarre if the state took action to prevent you from asserting your property right because the dumper was rich and powerful.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Legal Clinics Under Siege


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