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[bar-oh-boi] /ˈbær oʊˌbɔɪ/
noun, British.
a man or boy who sells wares from a barrow; costermonger.
Origin of barrow-boy
First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Just wait till I'm herdsman, and then I'll have a barrow-boy of my own to knock about!

    The Yellow Rose

    Mr Jkai
  • The barrow-boy now came up, and announced that from the look-out tree he had seen the other cowherd coming up at a gallop.

    The Yellow Rose

    Mr Jkai

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