rag-and-bone man


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rag-and-bone man

(răg′ənd-bōn′)
n. Chiefly British
A man who sells or collects inexpensive secondhand items and previously worn clothing.

rag-and-bone man

n
(Professions) Brit a man who buys and sells discarded clothing, furniture, etc. Also called: ragman or ragpicker US equivalent: junkman

rag-and-bone man

junkman
Translations

rag-and-bone man

[ˌrægənˈbəʊnmæn] N (rag-and-bone men (pl)) (Brit) → trapero m

rag-and-bone man

[ˌrægəndˈbəʊnˌmæn] n (-men (pl)) → straccivendolo
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He made his money in a reputable way as a rag-and-bone man not a professional hate preacher.
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