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  1. a boy who leads or guides a team drawing a plow.
  2. a country boy.
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Origin of plowboy

First recorded in 1560–70; plow + boy
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for plowboy

Historical Examples

  • It is no easy thing to be mayor and I wish I was a plowboy in the country!

    Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades

    Florence Holbrook

  • If a soldier fights no better than a plowboy, off with his red coat.

  • He cut off a couple of pounds of raw bacon and put it in my pocket together with a "bait" of Plowboy tobacco.

    The Iron Puddler

    James J. Davis

  • Ideas raise the plowboy to president, and constitute the primal element of the success of men and nations.

  • And while that was not saying much for the plowboy, it was saying a good deal to the dignitary.

    The Greatest English Classic

    Cleland Boyd McAfee