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garbage man

  
     ( garbage men    plural  ) A garbage man is the same as a garbage collector.  
  (AM)      n-count  
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garbage  
1       n-uncount   Garbage is rubbish, especially waste from a kitchen.  
  (mainly AM)  
...a garbage bag., ...rotting piles of garbage.     
2       n-uncount   If someone says that an idea or opinion is garbage, they are emphasizing that they believe it is untrue or unimportant.  
INFORMAL, disapproval  
(=rubbish)  

I personally think this is complete garbage..., Furious government officials branded her story `garbage'.     


garbage can        ( garbage cans    plural  ) A garbage can is a container that you put rubbish into.  
  (AM)      n-count  
A bomb planted in a garbage can exploded early today.     
in BRIT, use dustbin     
garbage collector        ( garbage collectors    plural  ) A garbage collector is a person whose job is to take people's garbage away.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use dustman     
garbage disposal        ( garbage disposals    plural  ) A garbage disposal or a garbage disposal unit is a small machine in the kitchen sink that breaks down waste matter so that it does not block the sink.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use waste disposal     
garbage man        ( garbage men    plural  ) A garbage man is the same as a garbage collector.  
  (AM)      n-count  
garbage truck        ( garbage trucks    plural  ) A garbage truck is a large truck which collects the garbage from outside people's houses.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use dustcart     

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garbage

  
1    bits and pieces, debris, detritus, junk, litter, odds and ends, rubbish, scraps  
2    dreck     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   dross, filth, muck, offal, refuse, rubbish, scourings, slops, sweepings, swill, trash     (chiefly U.S.)   wack     (U.S. slang)   waste  
3    balderdash, balls     (taboo slang)   bilge     (informal)   bosh     (informal)   bull     (slang)   bullshit     (taboo slang)   bunkum or buncombe     (chiefly U.S.)   claptrap     (informal)   cobblers     (Brit. taboo slang)   codswallop     (Brit. slang)   crap     (slang)   drivel, eyewash     (informal)   flapdoodle     (slang)   gibberish, guff     (slang)   havers     (Scot.)   hogwash, hokum     (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   horsefeathers     (U.S. slang)   hot air     (informal)   kak     (S. African slang)   moonshine, nonsense, pap, piffle     (informal)   poppycock     (informal)   rot, shit     (taboo slang)   stuff and nonsense, tommyrot, tosh     (informal)   trash, tripe     (informal)   twaddle  

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n.
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
v.
to face a situation courageously
colloquial
exp.
be a man
familiar
n.
older woman having a relation with a younger man
familiar
n.
a younger man involved in a relationship with an older woman
= the target of a "cougar"
n.
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
n.
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
n.
attitude or practise whereby a man, either sitting at the table, on a sofa or in public transportation, adopts a spread position notably splaying his legs wide apart in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat and deny space to the person sitting or wanting to sit next to him
Ex: I become upset and irritated seeing all that manspreading in the subway and buses during rush hours and more generally by that growing lack of civil vertue everywhere.
adj.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
n.
a person, generally a man, dedicated to improving his skills in attracting and seducing the other sex
Other spelling : Pickup artist The use of "pick up" in this context comes from American slang and means becoming acquainted with, esp. with a view to having sexual relations
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and a woman of lesser status, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. Still common at the beginning of the 20th C., the practice is now rare. Syn. Morganatic marriage, marriage of the left hand
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
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