One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A man who collects and disposes of human excrement.‘milk was delivered by horse and cart and the dunny man collected their toilet waste’
- ‘It was a time when milk was delivered by horse and cart and the "dunny man" collected their toilet waste.’
- ‘There wasn't a dunny man, not in those days, so the boy cousins used to empty the can.’
- ‘The dunny man took care of business, as it were.’
- ‘I can't recall how often the sanitary collector or dunny man called to collect our offerings.’
- ‘Most streets then had a narrow service lane to provide access for services such as the dunny man.’
- ‘The dunny man always delivered some sawdust which was emptied into wooden boxes that the householders kept in the lavatory.’
- ‘The dunny man was drunk on his rounds at Christmas time.’
- ‘The dunny man carried away the foul smelling night-soil from all of our outdoor conveniences.’
- ‘You also received a visit from the dunny man, who would pick up your toilet can and leave an empty one.’
- ‘The large cast iron pan with handles on the sides fitted under the toilet seat would be removed by the dunny man.’
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