- a dealer in resalable used metal, paper, rags, and other junk.
Origin of junkman1
[juhngk-muh n, -man]
- a member of the crew of a junk.
Origin of junkman2
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Examples from the Web for 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.
And the story Costello, the junkman, told us might be a fake, said Neale.
- US and Canadian a man who buys and sells discarded clothing, furniture, etcAlso called: (chiefly Brit) rag-and-bone man