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n, pl -men
(Professions) US a man whose job is to collect domestic refuse


(ˈgɑr bɪdʒˌmæn)

n., pl. -men.
a person employed to collect, haul away, and dispose of garbage.
[1885–90, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.garbageman - someone employed to collect and dispose of refusegarbageman - someone employed to collect and dispose of refuse
hauler, haulier - a haulage contractor
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