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garbageman

[ gahr-bij-man ]
/ ˈgɑr bɪdʒˌmæn /
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noun, plural gar·bage·men.
a person employed to collect, haul away, and dispose of garbage; sanitation worker.
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Origin of garbageman

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; garbage + man
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How to use garbageman in a sentence

  • The main character in Fences is a garbageman and Wilson made everyone in the audience relate to the life of a garbageman.

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