dustman


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dustman

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

dust•man

(ˈdʌstˌmæn, -mən)

n., pl. -men (-ˌmɛn, -mən)
Brit.
a garbage collector.
[1700–10]

dustman

garbage collector
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dustman - someone employed to collect and dispose of refusedustman - someone employed to collect and dispose of refuse
hauler, haulier - a haulage contractor
Translations
زَبّالزَبَّال
popelář
skraldemandrenovationsarbejder
roskakuski
smetlar
szemetes
öskukarl
ごみ収集人
청소부
smetiar
smetar
sopphämtare
คนเก็บขยะ
çöpçüçüpçü
người hốt rác

dustman

[ˈdʌstmən] N (dustmen (pl)) (Brit) → basurero m

dustman

[ˈdʌstmən] [dustmen] (pl) n (British)boueux m, éboueur m
He's a dustman → Il est éboueur.

dustman

[ˈdʌstmən] n (-men (pl)) (Brit) → netturbino

dust

(dast) noun
1. fine grains of earth, sand etc. The furniture was covered in dust.
2. anything in the form of fine powder. gold-dust; sawdust.
verb
to free (furniture etc) from dust. She dusts (the house) once a week.
ˈduster noun
a cloth for removing dust.
ˈdusty adjective
a dusty floor.
ˈdustiness noun
dustbin (ˈdasbin) noun
(American ˈgarbage-can or ˈtrash-can) a container for household rubbish.
dust-jacket (ˈdasdʒӕkit) noun
the loose paper cover of a book.
dustman (ˈdasmən) noun
a person employed to remove household rubbish.
dustpan (ˈdaspӕn) noun
a type of flat container with a handle, used for holding dust swept from the floor.
ˈdust-up noun
a quarrel. There was a bit of a dust-up between the two men.
dust down
to remove the dust from with a brushing action. She picked herself up and dusted herself down.
throw dust in someone's eyes
to try to deceive someone.

dustman

زَبَّال popelář skraldemand Müllmann σκουπιδιάρης basurero roskakuski éboueur smetlar netturbino ごみ収集人 청소부 vuilnisman søppelkjører śmieciarz homem do lixo, lixeiro мусорщик sopphämtare คนเก็บขยะ çöpçü người hốt rác 垃圾工
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looking out of window, and barking violently at dustman, occasioned smile to overspread features of D.
and so the dustman says, I believe, with the strongest approval, and so does the marine-store shop in the back street.
There's a dustman downstairs, Alfred Doolittle, wants to see you.
Alfred Doolittle is an elderly but vigorous dustman, clad in the costume of his profession, including a hat with a back brim covering his neck and shoulders.
I've got a right to ask any man, duke or dustman, what he wants in these flats," said the genial and gold-laced giant, "and I'll swear there's been nobody to ask since this gentleman went away.
We are all getting liberal now; and (provided you can scratch me, if I scratch you) what do I care, in or out of Parliament, whether you are a Dustman or a Duke?
Bob Sawyer looked expressively at his friend, and bade the tapper come in; whereupon a dirty, slipshod girl in black cotton stockings, who might have passed for the neglected daughter of a superannuated dustman in very reduced circumstances, thrust in her head, and said--
So there is one person who wants the dustman to fund the doctor.
Dustman John West knew his brother Fred had killed repeatedly but kept silent, a new book claims.
As a neighbour of a dustman myself, I know for definite their salary has actually dropped by a massive pounds 4,000 per annum.
He explains: "I loved watching the rubbish get chewed up by the crushing mechanism and I dreamt of being a dustman.
The Leicester dustman, 28, will make his fourth title defence against the Spaniard (20-1) in Barnsley on February 27.