One who makes a living scavenging rags and other refuse.(noun)
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Use "ragpicker" in a sentence
"Possible death mask of Shakespeare found in ragpicker’s shop."
"The ragpicker's basket is the hyphen between rags and paper, and the ragpicker is the hyphen between the beggar and the philosopher."
"Since then, his wife, a ragpicker, found two other broken models as she scoured the garbage dump, and he paid to have them repaired."