dustman
dustman dust"man (d[u^]st"m[a^]n), n.; pl. {dustmen} (d[u^]st"m[e^]n). One whose employment is to remove dirt and refuse; a garbage man. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

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  • dustman — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a man employed to remove household refuse from dustbins …   English terms dictionary

  • dustman — [dust′mən] n. pl. dustmen [dust′mən] Brit. a man whose work is removing rubbish, ashes, garbage, etc …   English World dictionary

  • dustman — UK [ˈdʌs(t)mən] / US [ˈdʌstmən] noun [countable] Word forms dustman : singular dustman plural dustmen UK [ˈdʌs(t)mən] / US [ˈdʌstmən] British a man whose job is to collect the rubbish from outside people s houses. The American word is garbage… …   English dictionary

  • dustman — noun Someone whose job it is to collect refuse from peoples homes and take it to be processed. Oh, my old mans a dustman Syn: bin man, garbage collector, garbage man, garbo, refuse collector, sanitation engineer, trashman …   Wiktionary

  • dustman — [[t]dʌ̱stmən[/t]] dustmen N COUNT A dustman is a person whose job is to empty the rubbish from people s dustbins and take it away to be disposed of. [BRIT] (in AM, use garbage man) …   English dictionary

  • dustman — noun Date: 1707 British a collector of trash or garbage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dustman — /dust man , meuhn/, n., pl. dustmen / men , meuhn/. Brit. a person employed to remove or cart away garbage, refuse, ashes, etc.; garbage collector. [1700 10; DUST + MAN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • dustman — dust|man [ˈdʌstmən] n plural dustmen [ mən] BrE someone whose job is to remove waste from ↑dustbins American Equivalent: garbage collector …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dustman — dust|man [ dʌstmən ] (plural dust|men [ dʌstmən ] ) noun count BRITISH a GARBAGE COLLECTOR …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dustman — dust·man || dÊŒstmÉ™n n. (British) garbage collector …   English contemporary dictionary

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