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One who makes a living scavenging rags and other refuse.
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(Professions) Brit another word for rag-and-bone man
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(ˈrægˌpɪk ər)

a person who picks up rags and other waste material from the streets, refuse heaps, etc., for a livelihood.
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Noun1.ragpicker - an unskilled person who picks up rags from trash cans and public dumps as a means of livelihoodragpicker - an unskilled person who picks up rags from trash cans and public dumps as a means of livelihood
unskilled person - a person who lacks technical training
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[ˈrægpɪkəʳ] Ntrapero m
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"I'll give you four pennies for your A-B-C book," said a ragpicker who stood by.
Summary: Dewas (Madhya Pradesh) [India], July 20 (ANI): A ragpicker's son, Asharam Choudhary, has got admission for MBBS at the All India Institute for Medical Sciences in Jodhpur.
In another incident Monday night, an angry mob tried to lynch a ragpicker and the police could save her with great difficulty.
These locales are summoned in Bengston's titles and motifs, and have contributed to the sense of his having reimagined the modernist ragpicker as a free-spirited beachcomber.
AT 9: 45pm on September 22, a ragpicker found a gunny bag containing the severed abdomen -- all the way till the upper thighs -- of a woman along with a petticoat, a tube top and a bed sheet all wrapped in plastic.
Third, he has been an outspoken advocate for homeless young people, urging the French government to provide greater financial support, for which he received praise from Abbe Pierre, the famous "ragpicker priest" of Paris.
A video of the incident -- purportedly showing two people taking turns to beat the man, identified as Mukesh Vaniya, a ragpicker, with a stick while another person holding him by a rope tied to his waist -- has gone viral on the social media.
Still further support came from Abbe Pierre, the noted "ragpicker priest" of Paris.
In an economy that renders the greater population superfluous, how can we know the ragpicker from the rag?
While most artists are ace consumers who buy things off shelves or order them on Amazon, Agematsu works in the tradition of the ragpicker, bending over a stretch of pavement to scavenge a little find.
I have been working as a ragpicker since the age of 14 and ever since I came in touch with Chintan, I have been collecting waste from 90-odd houses at Pandara Road, a VIP area in central Delhi.