Meaning of “dustman” in the English Dictionary

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dustmannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʌst.mən/ us /ˈdʌst.mən/ plural -men uk /-mən/ us UK US garbageman, UK formal refuse collector

Examples from literature

  • 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. 

(Definition of “dustman” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)