[ gahr-bij-man ]
/ ˈgɑr bɪdʒˌmæn /

noun, plural gar·bage·men.

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

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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