noun, plural ash·men.

a person who collects and disposes of ashes, garbage, and refuse.

Origin of ashman

First recorded in 1615–25; ash1 + man1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ashman

Historical Examples of ashman

  • No wonder the ashman is not more thorough: he learns from his masters.

  • I found not only him but his institution, for Mr. Ashman does not work single-handed.

    Mystic London:

    Charles Maurice Davies

  • Mr. Ashman also had the honor to convey the formal notice of the nomination to Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.

  • I may confess that it was with some difficulty I rescued this coat from the ashman, to whom your mother had given it.

    Why Joan?

    Eleanor Mercein Kelly

  • "Fare ye close upon our heels, Wilkin and Ashman," the Knight commanded.