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dustman

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

(ˈdʌstˌmæn, -mən)

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

garbage collector
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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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
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dustman

[ˈdʌstmən] [dustmen] (pl) n (British)boueux m, éboueur m
He's a dustman → Il est éboueur.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

dustman

[ˈdʌstmən] n (-men (pl)) (Brit) → netturbino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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I would have two arms, if it was me, though instead of hands they'd only got hooks at the end, like our dustman!'
'But listen,' pursued the Golden Dustman; 'hear me out, Wegg.
'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.
As I had not seen Peepy on the occasion of our last call (when he was not to be found anywhere, and when the cook rather thought he must have strolled away with the dustman's cart), I now inquired for him again.
Mr Rugg's enjoyment of embarrassed affairs was like a housekeeper's enjoyment in pickling and preserving, or a washerwoman's enjoyment of a heavy wash, or a dustman's enjoyment of an overflowing dust- bin, or any other professional enjoyment of a mess in the way of business.
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?
A 45-year-old dustman is in serious condition in hospital after sustaining injuries when a drunken driver crashed into the rubbish track the man was on, early morning in Limassol.
I know that not one dustman would put the residents of any highrise tower at risk.