from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal One who litters public areas with waste materials.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who tends to drop litter and not clean it up

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a person who litters public places with refuse.

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

  • n. a person who litters public places with refuse


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  • Last summer, when she was caught flicking a finished cigarette onto the sidewalk, Star magazine quickly tarred her as an environmentally unfriendly "litterbug" who inappropriately goaded a nearby police officer into letting her off without a ticket.

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  • Whether they're tearing down London's billboards, or scattering their sculptures/canvasses around the City like a phantom 'litterbug', London's street artists are the new generation pushing the boundaries.

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  • I have a lot of patience, and I like kids, so I was willing to take the high road and forgive these litterbug lambs of God who leave a Hansel and Gretel trail of junk-food wrappers, cigarette packs and Red Bull cans in their wake.

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  • Certainly, far worse things have happened in forming an administration, but this verges on the kind of thing that can cause an appointee to balk based on the unnecessary expenditure of political capital. — litterbug

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  • You criticized me heavily for generalizing in my litterbug hunters post, yet you are always ready to lump “greens” into one (hyper-liberal, silly, unrealistic) nefarious group of rights killers.

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  • Since the beginning, KAB has worked diligently to ensure that waste was seen as a problem solved by improved individual responsibility, not stricter regulations or bottle bills; it even coined the term “litterbug” to identify the culprit.


  • I'm dismayed she's a litterbug but still think it good to buy cookies for children.

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  • Well, next time you see one, say a prayer of thanks for the litterbug because that tossed can may change a life.

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  • She compares your plight to that of a person who's constantly picking up after litterbug neighbors — you're not obligated to correct their misbehavior for all eternity.

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  • It is a rare event when the announcement of a new commercial makes my day seem brighter, but the Ad Council and the Environmental Defense Fund have put together a compelling new TV advertisement campaign similar to the litterbug and “crying Indian” campaigns of years ago.

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