poor boy
variant of po'boy

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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 * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • Poor Boy — The term Poor Boy may refer to:*Po boy, a traditional sandwich *Poor Boy Blues, the traditional blues song *Poor Boy Blues, a song by Poison from Flesh Blood *Poor Boy (Split Enz song), a song by Split Enz *Poor Boy (1956 song), a song performed… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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