barrow boy

UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "barrow boy":
singular barrow boy plural barrow boys British
in the past, a boy or man whose job was to sell fruit and vegetables from a barrow

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • barrow boy — barrow boys N COUNT A barrow boy is a man or boy who sells fruit or other goods from a barrow in the street. [BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • barrow-boy — noun a hawker of fruit and vegetables from a barrow • Syn: ↑costermonger, ↑barrow man • Hypernyms: ↑trader, ↑bargainer, ↑dealer, ↑monger * * * /bar oh boy /, n. Brit. a man or boy who sells wares from a barrow; …   Useful english dictionary

  • barrow-boy — /bar oh boy /, n. Brit. a man or boy who sells wares from a barrow; costermonger. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • barrow boy — bar·row boy || mÉ™n n. (British usage) male street vendor, boy or man who sells from a barrow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • barrow boy — noun Brit. a boy or man who sells wares from a barrow in the street …   English new terms dictionary

  • barrow boy — noun (C) BrE a man or boy who sells fruit, vegetables etc from a barrow …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • barrow boy —  Street trader selling goods from barrow …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • barrow-boy — bar′row boy′ n. brit. costermonger • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • barrow boy — noun Date: 1939 British costermonger …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • barrow boy — …   Useful english dictionary

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