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Definition of "garbology" [garbology]

  • The study of a society or culture by examining or analyzing its refuse. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "garbology" in a sentence
  • "I truly hope that his doctorate in garbology works out for him."
  • ""It's called garbology," Northern professor Dave Grettler said."
  • "LAMB: You build a whole chapter around Valentine and Bill, and we haven't got enough time to go into it, but basically, the message I got was that Bill was a janitor and he dealt in garbology, meaning he went around and found documents in the Boeing office over here in Virginia ..."