Rag and bone men

rag-and-bone man

[rag-uhn-bohn]
noun British.
a peddler who buys and sells used clothes, rags, etc.; junkman.

Origin:
1850–55

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rag-and-bone man
 
n
(Brit) ragman, Also called: ragpicker, US equivalent: junkman a man who buys and sells discarded clothing, furniture, etc

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