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British Dictionary definitions for ploughboy

ploughboy

esp US plowboy

noun
  1. a boy who guides the animals drawing a plough
  2. any country boy
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Examples from the Web for ploughboy

Historical Examples

  • A prince ought to be just so much better bred than a ploughboy.

    Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood

    George MacDonald

  • He would hit out at Mrs. Elliot like any ploughboy now that it had come.

    The Longest Journey

    E. M. Forster

  • It was, that his boy, Dick, should be taken on as ploughboy.

  • The patriots who had applauded the ploughboy, cursed the capitalist.

    The Honor of the Name

    Emile Gaboriau

  • A Mid-Lothian farmer, observed to his ploughboy that there was a fly in his milk.

    Scotch Wit and Humor

    W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe