[ plou-boi ]

  1. a boy who leads or guides a team drawing a plow.

  2. a country boy.

Origin of plowboy

First recorded in 1560–70; plow + boy

Words Nearby plowboy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use plowboy in a sentence

  • 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
  • Then he went to bed, and whether from the widow's blessing, or the air of the place, he slept like a plowboy.

    Christie Johnstone | Charles Reade
  • The plowboy shouted in the sun, and in the purple new- turned furrows flocks of birds hunted for fat worms.

  • There was a plowboy, Dick, who sometimes came into our field to pluck blackberries from the hedge.

    Black Beauty | Anna Sewell
  • The faithless Mirabel had broken his engagement, and the plowboy was the herald of misfortune who brought his apology.

    I Say No | Wilkie Collins