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

n., pl. -men.
a person employed to collect, haul away, and dispose of garbage.
[1885–90, Amer.]
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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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When the garbageman comes, she "objects vociferously--she cannot believe we allow this to happen--he is taking our garbage," but as soon as he leaves, Lucy has forgotten him and gone on to the next moment in her life.
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I had occasion on Thanksgiving Day to render thanks, to God rather than to Canada, for my having seen by far the loveliest (physically at least) garbageman I've yet known to work in Port au Port East.
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The garbageman plunges a white-gloved hand into the filth, fishes out a slimy plastic bag and slings it into the red basket he's towing.
Though 46 people were excused for one reason or another - including a Coquille garbageman who warned that people's trash would not be collected were he to take two weeks off - the vast majority had never heard about the case, Frasier said.