dustman

noun
dust·​man | \ ˈdəs(t)-mən How to pronounce dustman (audio) \

Definition of dustman

British
: a collector of trash or garbage

Examples of dustman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Disgraceful and lovable at once, mountainous Bradley Mott plays Alfred Doolittle, a dustman who, with his mates, wears the reflective safety vest of the public servant. John Timpane, Philly.com, 10 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of dustman

1707, in the meaning defined above

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“Dustman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dustman. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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