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poor boy

Southern U.S. (chiefly Gulf States) . a hero sandwich.
Origin of poor boy
1875-80, Americanism
Regional variation note Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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poor boy

noun phrase

A very large sandwich; Dagwood, hero sandwich

[1921+; coined and invented by Clovis and Benjamin Martin, who opened a New Orleans restaurant in 1921]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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