poor boy

  1. Southern U.S. (chiefly Gulf States). a hero sandwich.

Origin of poor boy

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80

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How to use poor boy in a sentence

  • But do you imagine that you can succeed in Paris, a poor boy, without resources and protectors?

    Balsamo, The Magician | Alexander Dumas
  • In walking across, I beheld the poor boy sitting on the ground, overcome with grief and astonishment, for he knew he had lost me.

  • Yes, Pierre, I repeat it, I did not lose a gesture or the slightest change of expression in the poor boy's face.