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- (obsolete) A person employed to empty the contents of the outside toilet (ie. human excrement) at suburban houses (and similar). Rendered obsolete by the introduction of plumbed (ie. piped) sewerage systems.
- The 'dunny' down the back yard was emptied by the council's pan man once a week. — Susan Marsden, essay Argyle, a port worker's home 19 Forbes Street Carrington New South Wales, describing 1920s way of life there