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Dumpster Fire

Meaning Total mess
Definition

Dumpster fire is a term used to describe someone or something as a total mess, a catastrophe, or disaster. It comes from the fact that a dumpster is full of garbage and messy but then a dumpster on fire is even more of a mess.

The term is used to describe all sorts of things, such as terrible celebrities, awful sports teams, lame school projects, and even whole years (2016 in particular). The term commonly appears as a meme to dis someone or something.

Example
"That party was a dumpster fire."
"Yeah, I'm glad I had an excuse to get out of it."
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Updated December 16, 2016

Dumpster fire definition

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