from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To dispose of waste (garbage) illegally, rather than at an authorized dump location.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The extreme end, joint, or tip of a fly-rod; the tip, as distinguished from the second joint and the butt.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Brewers 3, Cards 2Bottom 5th: Well, that home plate umpire, Mike Everitt, is in a pretty poor way now after getting caught flush on the arm by a fly-tip.

    Milwaukee Brewers vs. St Louis Cardinals - live! | Steve Busfield

  • Pickles said: "People already pay £120 a month in council tax for local services", and warned that the move would create "perverse incentives" to fly-tip rubbish.

    Fly-tipping is on the rise as council charges for skips soar

  • She never asked nothing from nobody; when her children were small she salvaged carpet from a fly-tip site and cleaned it up.

    Sorry Dot.

  • It came to hand with two bait-tips only; but I added a fly-tip and it made an excellent "general fishing rod."


  • There's the lady from Surrey who makes all her own furniture from cast-offs she finds in skips and fly-tip sites; the man from Cornwall who has converted his car to run on old chip oil; and the retired engineer from Hampshire who makes solar hot water panels out of black-painted radiators and lengths of hose pipe. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Good Samaritans who pick up a fly-tip are admonished for dropping it off at a local dump. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • They were given cash for reporting offenders who let their dogs foul pavements, drop litter, dawb graffiti or fly-tip.

    Letters From A Tory

  • "It is completely wrong to fly-tip and the council takes issues like this very seriously," he said.

    BBC Kent | Kent

  • A box of 1,000 council leaflets urging people not to fly-tip has been found ... - Home

  • In the UK they have done follow-up shows seeing what happened to some big items - paintings found on a fly-tip, a load of silver brought by a family whose dead husband/father had collected it over the years and kept it under his bed and so on, and how much they sold for.

    Boing Boing


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.