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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
References in classic literature ?
I think, my dear,' said the Golden Dustman, 'I'll at once get rid of Wegg for the night, because he's coming to inhabit the Bower, and it might be put into his head or somebody else's, if he heard this and it got about that the house is haunted.
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.
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?
I know that not one dustman would put the residents of any highrise tower at risk.
Contract notice: Service dustman neighborhood and cleaning belt highway (cig: 6293372eda).
1 singles from this week, with Jade Wright 1960 Lonnie Donegan - My Old Man's a Dustman THE king of skiffle released an album of favourite tracks in 1960, entitled, fittingly, The king of skiffle.
IT was the day the flat-cap-wearing dustman deputised for an earl.
In Dickens' novel Our Mutual Friend, Nicodemus Boffin is the Golden Dustman -- an eccentric who got rich from waste.
If the bin was full they could do little about it but one day a quick thinking dustman with an empty bin on his shoulder dropped it upside down over the vicious animal.
Spinks became an instant celebrity - he was photographed with the Krays at London nightclubs - but was later declared bankrupt, before trying different trades, including dustman and taxi driver, en route to returning to boxing as a trainer.