- a man or boy who sells wares from a barrow; costermonger.
Origin of barrow-boy
First recorded in 1935–40
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Historical Examples of barrow-boy
Just wait till I'm herdsman, and then I'll have a barrow-boy of my own to knock about!
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.