- 1862, William Makespeace Thayer, The home monthly: devoted to home education, literature, and religion, p. 133:
- The gate was open a little while for the dirtman, and I haven't seen anybody else about.
- 1851, George Adams, The Boston Directory, p. 12:
- All complaints of neglect of the scavengers or dirtmen, may be made at the Health Office, City Hall.
- A figure of a man made from dirt.
dirt + -man