barrow boy


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barrow boy

n. Chiefly British
A costermonger.

barrow boy

n
(Professions) Brit a man who sells his wares from a barrow; street vendor
Translations

barrow boy

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WE'RE back on the pier," yells Jamie Oliver, doing his best barrow boy impression.
That had better not be a barrow boy promise or his reputation will sink even lower.
Veteran trader and self-described barrow boy Albert Sayers was among those unable to access the street.
Soft-spoken Ben Whishaw is unconvincing as working class barrow boy Sonny.
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He works as a stablehand and numbers among his friends a barrow boy, a prostitute, a factory hand Sally girl, and the leader of the local Push.
AND so Liverpool''s greatest barrow boy Sir Terry Leahy will hang up his straw hat at Tesco next year after overseeing its phenomenal rise as an international retail force.
A 'costa' is the type of cockney apple," explained Major, "and the 'monger' is the seller, which means a barrow boy.
Firmly and frequently, expose that smooth Eton barrow boy, who sells policies without costings.
Scottish actor Sean Connery's humble beginnings as a barrow boy with a co-operative were revisited as Scotmid cleared out its old HQ in Edinburgh.
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