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.

Nearby words

  1. junkerism,
  2. junkers,
  3. junket,
  4. junketeer,
  5. junkie,
  6. junky,
  7. junkyard,
  8. juno,
  9. juno and the paycock,
  10. junoesque

Origin of junkman

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

junkman

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[ juhngk-muh n, -man ]
/ ˈdʒʌŋk mən, -ˌmæn /

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

a member of the crew of a junk.

Origin of junkman

2
First recorded in 1860–65; junk2 + man1

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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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