repo man


US, informal
: a man whose job is to take things from people who are not paying for them
Their car was taken/repossessed by the repo man.

Examples of repo man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The repo man told detectives that Green, who is homeless, came outside and grabbed a knife from his SUV, cut the strap covering the driver's side tire and tried unsuccessfully to drive away, officials said. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 13 Mar. 2024 Officials said Green stabbed the man in the hand and wrestled away his handgun, firing several rounds and striking the repo man in the calf. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 13 Mar. 2024 Earlier that night, a repo man had tried taking Perkins' truck but was turned back. David K. Li, NBC News, 9 Oct. 2023 After an on-scene investigation, police arrested the repo man, 25, of Elyria on charges of criminal trespassing and aggravated menacing. cleveland, 14 Sep. 2023 From his first days in the business, stories circulated about unpaid bills, creditors chasing him, a repo man showing up for his car. Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker, 24 July 2023 Ford’s self-driving repo man, Bing AI’s new personalities & discover your Facebook friend rejects Plus, banned from Airbnb? Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2023 Avoiding the repo man could get a lot harder in the future, specifically if vehicles can one day repossess themselves. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 28 Feb. 2023

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“Repo man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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