[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for barrow-boy

  • 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.

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