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KILLDOZER

noun; blending
The armored bulldozer used by Marv Heemeyer to destroy part of Granby, Colorado in a rampage. ('With the killdozer, he was able to take out whole buildings.') The speaker was most likely seeking a way to describe the rampage in a way that was both humorous and that hinted at the nature of the rampage. 'Killdozer' alludes well to destruction with a bulldozer. 'Dozer' is a clipping often used to describe a bulldozer, so its meaning is pretty clear. The meaning of 'kill' is also fairly obvious. This term refers to an incident on June 4, 2004, in which Marv Heemeyer drove a self-made armored bulldozer through the town of Granby, Colorado. Protesting the construction of a concrete plant near his muffler shop, and the government's unwillingness to help him, his rampage destroyed the town hall, a bank, and several other buildings. The term was coined to describe the incident. It refers primarily to the modified bulldozer, though sometimes it is used to refer to the destructive rampage. 'Bulldozer' was used to refer to the vehicle driven by Heemeyer. The formation of 'killdozer' may also relate to the common clipping of 'bulldozer' as just 'dozer'. However, the blend appears more likely due to the shared [l] sounds.
 
“So now he's gone all killdozer on the city.”
Etymology : [Most likely a blend of 'kill' and 'bulldozer', or possibly a clipping of 'killer bulldozer']
Source : http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=287677728#post287677728
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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