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junkman

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[ juhngk-man ]
/ ˈdʒʌŋkˌmæn /
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noun, plural junk·men [juhngk-men,]. /ˈdʒʌŋkˌmɛn,/.

a dealer in resalable used metal, paper, rags, and other junk.

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Origin of junkman

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An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; junk1 + man

Definition for junkman (2 of 2)

junkman2
[ juhngk-muhn, -man ]
/ ˈdʒʌŋk mən, -ˌmæn /

noun, plural junk·men [juhngk-muhn, -men]. /ˈdʒʌŋk mən, -ˌmɛn/.

a member of the crew of a junk.

Origin of junkman

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First recorded in 1860–65; junk2 + man
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British Dictionary definitions for junkman

junkman
/ (ˈdʒʌŋkˌmæn) /

noun plural -men

US and Canadian a man who buys and sells discarded clothing, furniture, etcAlso called: (chiefly Brit) rag-and-bone man
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