ragman

noun
rag·​man | \ˈrag-ˌman \

Definition of ragman 

: a man who collects or deals in rags

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Sandy Alderson, the Mets’ general manager, has proved a fine ragman by picking players off scrap heaps. The New York Times, New York Times, "October Baseball: Our Writers Make Their Picks (and a Few Jokes)," 4 Oct. 2016

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1649, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ragman was in 1649

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