garbageman

noun

gar·​bage·​man ˈgär-bij-ˌman How to pronounce garbageman (audio)
: one who collects and hauls away garbage

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Opening on Broadway in 1987, the play ran for more than a year, starring James Earl Jones as her husband, Troy, a bitter garbageman who played Negro League baseball before serving time in prison. Harrison Smith, BostonGlobe.com, 29 July 2022 Opening on Broadway in 1987, the play ran for more than a year, starring James Earl Jones as her husband, Troy, a bitter garbageman who played Negro League baseball before serving time in prison. Harrison Smith, BostonGlobe.com, 29 July 2022 Opening on Broadway in 1987, the play ran for more than a year, starring James Earl Jones as her husband, Troy, a bitter garbageman who played Negro League baseball before serving time in prison. Harrison Smith, BostonGlobe.com, 29 July 2022 In Granite City – a fictional rundown metropolis a la Batman's Gotham – teen Sam (Javon Walton) is saved from a beatdown by neighbor Joe (Stallone), a garbageman with apparent superpowers. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 26 Aug. 2022 Joe, a garbageman, shuffles around the dangerous, run-down urban environs sporting a heavy grey beard and perpetual hoodie, clearly not wanting to be bothered by anyone. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Aug. 2022 Opening on Broadway in 1987, the play ran for more than a year, starring James Earl Jones as her husband, Troy, a bitter garbageman who played Negro League baseball before serving time in prison. Harrison Smith, BostonGlobe.com, 29 July 2022 Opening on Broadway in 1987, the play ran for more than a year, starring James Earl Jones as her husband, Troy, a bitter garbageman who played Negro League baseball before serving time in prison. Harrison Smith, BostonGlobe.com, 29 July 2022 Opening on Broadway in 1987, the play ran for more than a year, starring James Earl Jones as her husband, Troy, a bitter garbageman who played Negro League baseball before serving time in prison. Harrison Smith, BostonGlobe.com, 29 July 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

garbage + man entry 1

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of garbageman was in 1855

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Cite this Entry

“Garbageman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garbageman. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

garbageman

noun

gar·​bage·​man ˈgär-bij-ˌman How to pronounce garbageman (audio)
: a person who collects and hauls away garbage
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