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English definition of “rag-and-bone man”

rag-and-bone man

noun [C] uk   /ˌræɡ.əndˈbəʊn.mæn/ UK (US ragman) us  
in the past, a man who went round the streets of a town to buy old clothes, furniture, and other unwanted things cheaplyPeople who buy thingsTraders, merchants and entrepreneursPeople who sell thingsTraders, merchants and entrepreneurs
(Definition of rag-and-bone man from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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