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ragpicker

[rag-pik-er] /ˈrægˌpɪk ər/
noun
1.
a person who picks up rags and other waste material from the streets, refuse heaps, etc., for a livelihood.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; rag1 + picker
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  • It became a ragpicker when the nation was engaged in any great political struggle.

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