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rag-and-bone man

[rag-uh n-bohn]
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noun British.
  1. a peddler who buys and sells used clothes, rags, etc.; junkman.
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Origin of rag-and-bone man

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for rag-and-bone man

rag-and-bone man

noun
  1. British a man who buys and sells discarded clothing, furniture, etcAlso called: ragman, ragpicker US equivalent: junkman
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