night soil man

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night soil man (plural night soil men)

  1. (dated) A person whose occupation it was to collect the contents of chamber pots (faeces) in the morning from domestic households, principally in the 18th and 19th centuries.
    • 1935. Mulk Raj Anand. Untouchable.[1]
    • 1967. T. Wignesan. Night Soil Man. 1967 & 2007. (eBook)

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