litterbug [lit-er-buhg] Word Origin noun
- a person who public places with items of refuse: Litterbugs had thrown beer cans on the picnic grounds.
Origin of litterbug First recorded in 1945–50;+ Related formslit·ter·bug·ging, noun Word Origin and History for litterbug n.
1947, from+ (n.). According to Mario Pei (“The Story of Language,” Lippincott, 1949) “coined by the New York subways on the analogy of ‘jitterbug’ ….”