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n. Informal
One who litters public areas with trash.
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(ˈlɪt ərˌbʌg)

a person who litters public places with trash.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.litterbug - a person who litters public places with refuse
slob, sloven, slovenly person, pig - a coarse obnoxious person
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So, next time you get tempted to litter or spot a litterbug, try to remember or remind the other person the damage littering can have on our planet.
A litterbug on board a commuter van in Makati City received a hands on lecture on good manners, sanitation ad respect for the environment and others when the bag of trash he nonchalantly tossed out the vehicle window was subsequently 'returned to sender.'
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This mass murder cannot go unpunished and we live in a grotesquely indecent world if, say, a speeding motorist or litterbug can be fined yet killers slaughtering hundreds of innocents are allowed to escape justice.
One of Keep America Beautiful's early PR successes was coining the term "litterbug" and having it go, in today's parlance, viral.
I don't know what goes through the mind of the litterbug, save for his or her flagrant disregard for shared spaces.
The whimsical adventures of Michael Recycle continue in Michael Recycle Meets Litterbug Doug, a rhyming children's picturebook contrasting pro-Earth green-caped crusader Michael Recycle against his nemesis, the slovenly Litterbug Doug who leaves stinky garbage wherever he goes.
For the litterbug, it would mean a booming 'Voice of God' embarrassing them into picking up their rubbish, while the violent thug would be told police are on their way to arrest them.
I attempted this 'shock' tactic on a litterbug on Umm Suqeim beach, who was leaving after a hard day at the beach and had not bothered to pick up his rubbish; to which his response was simply: "It's OK...
A LITTERBUG who was filmed emptying bags of paper on to the streets of Rugby has been hauled before the courts.
The message was sent by Tamworth Borough Council after an incident in which a litterbug was nabbed throwing a cigarette butt from a car.