Junk man

Junk man

[juhngk-man]
Junk man is the (largely American) term for a person that buys, trades, or collects disparate items (scrap and usable/repairable things) that are considered of little or no value to their owners. This person then tries to sell or trade these items at a profit to other individuals and scrap yards.

Appearances in pop culture

The poet Carl Sandburg has a poem called "Junk Man," is which Death is personified by a junk man.

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