Definitions

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  • n. Somebody or something which guzzles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An immoderate drinker.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who guzzles; an immoderate drinker.

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

  • n. a drinker who swallows large amounts greedily
  • n. someone who drinks heavily (especially alcoholic beverages)

Etymologies

guzzle +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Emmisions are measured an a weight of polutant per mile basis, and so a gas guzzler is technically cleaner than an economy car on a per gallon basis.

    Regulatory Pollution, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Tooling about town in a gas guzzler is obviously bad for the environment, but online car rental broker Vroom Vroom Vroom wants you to know that surfing the Web is also destroying the planet.

    Carbon offsetting for the Internet

  • Otherwise, everyone would use 100mpg BMW C1s or 75mpg diesel Smart cars. (let no one reply that 6 people in a 15mpg SUV guzzler is saving fuel over 6 separate Smart cars, PLEASE).

    Meadowcreek Debate Gets Weird at cvillenews.com

  • An allocation of $160,000 will also pay salary for "guzzler" crews to maintain and develop water sources for wildlife.

    The Record-Courier - Top Stories

  • Do you oppose luxury taxes, gas guzzler taxes, alcohol and tobacco taxes, car tabs, gas taxes, etc.?

    How to Solve the Budget Standoff: Soda Tax « PubliCola

  • We all know about this--the hospitalized friend we did not visit, the gas guzzler we opted not to trade in, the granola bars we hoarded from the homeless man with the cardboard sign at the intersection.

    Brett C. Hoover: Can Comfort Keep Us From Caring?

  • So according to D, if you want to slow down global warming, you should trade in your Prius for a gas guzzler.

    Matthew Yglesias » Earnings Dropping, Energy Prices Rising

  • Online auctions are an easy way to browse for a dream residence without the use of your four-wheel gas guzzler, but the recent sale of a particular mobile home is far from your ordinary listing.

    Lea Bogdan | Inhabitat

  • The 20-part series will apparently see the septuagenarian peer roaming the UK to reunite people with footage of their ancestors, and touring not in a Dimbleby-style 4x4 gas guzzler but in "the UK's only surviving vintage mobile cinema, a converted 60s Bedford van".

    Media Monkey's Diary

  • At the same time the company foresaw that rising demand for electricity from IT systems—"a real energy guzzler," Mr. Tricoire says—would require new company infrastructure in both mature and emerging markets.

    Circle of Energy Efficiency

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  • The most frequent use of this word today is in relation to low mileage cars, "gas guzzlers" . Cars do not drink gasoline but they burn (actually explode) it in combustion engines. There is presently a Bill in Congress ("cash for clunkers") to give federal rebates for trade-ins of "gas guzzlers".

    June 24, 2009