trashman

[ trash-man, -muhn ]
/ ˈtræʃˌmæn, -mən /

noun, plural trash·men [trash-men, -muhn]. /ˈtræʃˌmɛn, -mən/.

a person who collects trash for removal in a truck.

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Origin of trashman

First recorded in 1950–55; trash + man

usage note for trashman

See -man.
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