junkman

1
[juhngk-man]

Origin of junkman

1
An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; junk1 + man1

junkman

2
[juhngk-muh n, -man]
noun, plural junk·men [juhngk-muh n, -men] /ˈdʒʌŋk mən, -ˌmɛn/.
  1. a member of the crew of a junk.

Origin of junkman

2
First recorded in 1860–65; junk2 + man1
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junkman

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