rag-and-bone man

[ rag-uhn-bohn ]
/ ˈræg ənˈboʊn /

noun British.

a peddler who buys and sells used clothes, rags, etc.; junkman.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU GUESS THESE WORDS FROM AROUND THE US?

American English is not always as it appears to be ... get to know regional words in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?

Origin of rag-and-bone man

First recorded in 1850–55

Words nearby rag-and-bone man

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for rag-and-bone man

rag-and-bone man

noun

British a man who buys and sells discarded clothing, furniture, etcAlso called: ragman, ragpicker US equivalent: junkman
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012