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

Definition of dustman

: a collector of trash or garbage

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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, "'My Fair Lady' at Quintessence: Brio, music, and a closing truth for our moment," 10 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of dustman

1707, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dustman was in 1707

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