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binman

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɪnman
 
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Definition of binman in English:

noun (plural binmen)

British informal
A dustman.
Example sentences
  • Members of the GMB and Unison also want more protection from Bradford Council for binmen and street cleaners who are suffering attacks as they work.
  • Charges for binmen could be levied by the bag - and collections slashed by half - in a green revolution for Greater Manchester.
  • Avoiding the obvious thought of how Andy's constant ‘poor binman me’ bleating must have made other binmen feel, it seemed to be a strategy that worked for him.

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