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sandwich man

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noun
  1. a person with advertising boards hung from the shoulders.

Origin of sandwich man

First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for sandwich man

Historical Examples

  • Therefore the sandwich-man meekly stepped into the gutter, out of the way.

    H. R.

    Edwin Lefevre

  • He gripped the sandwich-man's arm so tightly that Fleming's lips began to quiver.

    H. R.

    Edwin Lefevre

  • Whatever a sandwich-man changed himself into, it was always advancement.

    H. R.

    Edwin Lefevre

  • The sandwich-man had been amiably told by Andrew Barrett, "Hold the pose, you slob!"

    H. R.

    Edwin Lefevre

  • Well, I never heard of a man using his daughter as a sandwich-man before.


British Dictionary definitions for sandwich man

sandwich man

noun
  1. a man who carries sandwich boards
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