dustmannoun [ C ]uk /ˈdʌst.mən/ us /ˈdʌst.mən/ plural -men uk /-mən/ us UK US garbageman, UK formal refuse collector
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- And now we may turn to the wages of dustmen, who are, it must be admitted, a most estimable class of men and most useful.
- But, to make up to them for having to do such nasty work, they were not left black and dirty, as poor chimney-sweeps and dustmen are.
- Dustmen scavenged through the rubbish on the streets.
- In these days of keen competition every one lies—every editor, publisher, undertaker, piano-tuner, dustman—they couldn't live if they didn't.
- It is not good to know that a dustman makes more money than hundreds of hard-worked and well-educated men, for this is a grotesque state of things brought about by imbecile Government officials.