[ bar-oh-boi ]

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

Origin of barrow-boy

First recorded in 1935–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use barrow-boy in a sentence

  • The barrow-boy now came up, and announced that from the look-out tree he had seen the other cowherd coming up at a gallop.

    The Yellow Rose | Mr Jkai
  • Just wait till I'm herdsman, and then I'll have a barrow-boy of my own to knock about!

    The Yellow Rose | Mr Jkai

British Dictionary definitions for barrow boy

barrow boy

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

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