Definition of Ragpicker

1. Noun. An unskilled person who picks up rags from trash cans and public dumps as a means of livelihood.

Generic synonyms: Unskilled Person



Definition of Ragpicker

1. n. One who gets a living by picking up rags and refuse things in the streets.

Definition of Ragpicker

1. Noun. A person who scavenges rags and other refuse for a living ¹

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Definition of Ragpicker

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ragpicker

ragis
raglan
raglan sleeve
raglans
ragmans
ragmatical
ragmen
ragment
ragments
ragout
ragouted
ragouting
ragouts
ragpicker (current term)
ragpicker's disease
ragpickers
rags
rags and tatters
rags to riches
ragsorter
ragsorter's disease
ragstone
ragstones
ragtag
ragtag and bobtail
ragtags
ragtime
ragtimer

Literary usage of Ragpicker

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1. Plays of the Natural and the Supernatural by Theodore Dreiser (1916)
"ragpicker! Look at the ragpicker! [Still struggling to place his bag on his back and ... ragpicker! That's my name. That's what they wanted to know. ..."

2. The New Poetry: An Anthology by Harriet Monroe, Alice Corbin Henderson (1917)
"... THE ragpicker The ragpicker sits and sorts her rags: Silk and homespun and threads of gold She plucks to pieces and marks with tags; And her eyes are ..."

3. The New Poetry: An Anthology by Harriet Monroe, Alice Corbin Henderson (1917)
"The ragpicker sits in the back of my brain; Keenly she looks me through and through. One flaming shred I have hidden away— She shall not have my love for ..."

4. "Back from Hell," by Samuel Benney Benson (1918)
"CHAPTER XVIII THE ragpicker THE salvage from a modern battle is a thing which I suppose few people ever stop to think about. ..."

5. "Back from Hell," by Samuel Benney Benson (1918)
"CHAPTER XVIII THE ragpicker THE salvage from a modern battle is a thing which I suppose few people ever stop to think about. Where hundreds upon hundreds of ..."

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