[ gahr-bij-man ]
/ ˈgɑr bɪdʒˌmæn /

noun, plural gar·bage·men.

a person employed to collect, haul away, and dispose of garbage; sanitation worker.

Nearby words

  1. garbage can,
  2. garbage collection,
  3. garbage in, garbage out,
  4. garbage man,
  5. garbage truck,
  6. garbanzo,
  7. garbed,
  8. garble,
  9. garbled,
  10. garbo

Origin of garbageman

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; garbage + man1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for garbageman

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