Ragpicker
Ragpicker Rag"pick`er (r[a^]g"p[i^]k`[~e]r), n. One who gets a living by picking up rags and refuse things in the streets. [1913 Webster]

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  • ragpicker — [rag′pik΄ər] n. a person who makes a living by picking up and selling rags and junk …   English World dictionary

  • ragpicker — noun Date: 1842 one who collects rags and refuse for a livelihood …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ragpicker — /rag pik euhr/, n. a person who picks up rags and other waste material from the streets, refuse heaps, etc., for a livelihood. [1855 60; RAG1 + PICKER] * * * …   Universalium

  • ragpicker — noun A person who scavenges rags and other refuse for a living …   Wiktionary

  • ragpicker — Synonyms and related words: Arab, beach bum, beachcomber, beggar, bo, bum, bummer, dogie, gamin, gamine, guttersnipe, hobo, homeless waif, idler, landloper, lazzarone, loafer, losel, mudlark, piker, ragamuffin, ragman, rounder, ski bum, stiff,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ragpicker — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. junk dealer, scavenger, ragman; see beggar 2 , junk dealer …   English dictionary for students

  • ragpicker — noun historical a person who collected and sold rags …   English new terms dictionary

  • ragpicker — n ragman; scavenger, garbage collector, trash man, street cleaner; Chiefly Brit. rag and bone man, junk peddler, rag dealer …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • ragpicker — rag•pick•er [[t]ˈrægˌpɪk ər[/t]] n. a person who picks up rags and other waste material from the streets, refuse heaps, etc., for a livelihood • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • ragpicker — noun an unskilled person who picks up rags from trash cans and public dumps as a means of livelihood • Hypernyms: ↑unskilled person …   Useful english dictionary

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