wasteman

noun waste·man \-tmən\

Definition of wasteman

plural

wastemen

  1. :  a worker who removes waste: such as a :  one who collects and disposes of waste that accumulates during a manufacturing process b :  a mine worker who keeps working areas and passageways free of refuse and repairs brattices —called also jerry man

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