poor boy
submarine sandwich sub`ma*rine" sand"wich, n. A large sandwich on an elongated roll, usually incompletely cut into two halves, filed with various cold cuts, meatballs, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, olives, etc., and spiced variously, and often having oil or other dressing applied; called also {hoagie}, {hero}, {hero sandwich}, {grinder}, {sub}, {submarine}, {poor boy}, and {Italian sandwich}. A single such sandwich may consitute a substantial meal. Very large variants are sometimes prepared for social gatherings and cut into pieces for individual consumption. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • poor-boy — ☆ poor boy1 [poor′boi′ ] n. HERO SANDWICH: in full poor boy sandwich poor boy2 [poor′boi΄] adj. made of a knit fabric with wide vertical ribbing in the body and sleeves: said as of a sweater …   English World dictionary

  • poor boy — also po boy [ˈpo: bɔı] n AmE a sandwich made with a long bread roll used especially in the southern US = ↑submarine sandwich …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • poor boy — poor ,boy noun count AMERICAN a long sandwich filled with meat or cheese …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • poor boy — poor′ boy n. Chiefly New Orleans. coo dial. a hero sandwich • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

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  • poor boy — noun a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States • Syn: ↑bomber, ↑grinder,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • poor boy — noun A submarine sandwich. Im just a poor boy, I need no sympathy …   Wiktionary

  • poor boy — (also poor boy sandwich) noun US a large oval sandwich filled with a range of simple but substantial ingredients …   English new terms dictionary

  • poor boy — variant of po boy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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