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narrowback

[nar-oh-bak]
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noun Slang.
  1. a person of slight build who is unfit for hard labor.
  2. Disparaging. a contemptuous term used to refer to an Irish-American.

Origin of narrowback

1920–25

Usage note

This term was used by Irish immigrants to refer to the generation born in America.
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