barrow-boy

[ bar-oh-boi ]
/ ˈbær oʊˌbɔɪ /

noun British.

a man or boy who sells wares from a barrow; costermonger.

Nearby words

  1. barrow,
  2. barrow boy,
  3. barrow pit,
  4. barrow point,
  5. barrow's goldeneye,
  6. barrow-in-furness,
  7. barry,
  8. barry mountains,
  9. barry, john,
  10. barry, philip

Origin of barrow-boy

First recorded in 1935–40

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British Dictionary definitions for barrow boy

barrow boy

noun

British a man who sells his wares from a barrow; street vendor
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