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junkman1

[juhngk-man] /ˈdʒʌŋkˌmæn/
noun, plural junkmen
[juhngk-men] /ˈdʒʌŋkˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
1.
a dealer in resalable used metal, paper, rags, and other junk.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism; junk1 + man1

junkman2

[juhngk-muh n, -man] /ˈdʒʌŋk mən, -ˌmæn/
noun, plural junkmen
[juhngk-muh n, -men] /ˈdʒʌŋk mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
1.
a member of the crew of a junk.
Origin
1860-65; junk2 + man1
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British Dictionary definitions for junk men

junkman

/ˈdʒʌŋkˌmæn/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(US & Canadian) a man who buys and sells discarded clothing, furniture, etc Also called (chiefly Brit) rag-and-bone man
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