- a dealer in resalable used metal, paper, rags, and other junk.
Origin of junkman1
- a member of the crew of a junk.
Origin of junkman2
Examples from the Web for junkman
Historical Examples of junkman
I was thinking of selling your set to the junkman, for what it would bring.The Radio Boys at the Sending Station
I killed the junkman for his medicine, then rode two doryms to death to get here in time.Deathworld
"But after a junkman has bought it, Lem, it belongs to him," said Lorna.In Pawn
Ellis Parker Butler
She was tender-hearted and she did not wish the junkman arrested.
They distinguish our junkman from themselves by calling him by his first name.
- US and Canadian a man who buys and sells discarded clothing, furniture, etcAlso called: (chiefly Brit) rag-and-bone man