poor boy

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poor boy

n.
See po'boy.

poor′ boy`


n.
Chiefly New Orleans.
a hero sandwich.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.poor boy - a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments)poor boy - a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
sandwich - two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them
References in classic literature ?
Bless his dear heart, he's been doing it all his life--helping poor boys, I mean, not getting rich, that he'll never be.
It looks foolish enough NOW, in the daytime; but I says to myself, there's my two poor boys asleep, 'way up stairs in that lonesome room, and I declare to goodness I was that uneasy 't I crep' up there and locked 'em in
One of them had to go home to try on a ball-dress; for it was just the dress and the ball which had caused her to be confirmed this time, for otherwise she would not have come; the other was a poor boy, who had borrowed his coat and boots to be confirmed in from the innkeeper's son, and he was to give them back by a certain hour; the third said that he never went to a strange place if his parents were not with him--that he had always been a good boy hitherto, and would still be so now that he was confirmed, and that one ought not to laugh at him for it: the others, however, did make fun of him, after all.
When the old man does right the poor boy after all, the poor boy gets no good of it.
He is going in a Government vessel to inspect the lighthouses on the North of Scotland, and on the Orkney and Shetland Islands--and, having noticed how worn and ill my poor boy looks, he most kindly invites George to be his guest on the voyage.
Still, we must have consideration for this poor boy, who is made of flesh and blood and bone, and gets tired," suggested the Scarecrow, in his usual thoughtful manner.
Ah, be kind to me, be merciful to a poor boy who means thee well; for an thou betray me I am lost
Take pity on a poor boy who is being chased by two Assass--"
I was a poor boy then, as you know, and to a poor boy they were a little fortune.
At this speech a great shout of laughter went up from those around, whereat the poor boy looked as he would die of shame; but Robin Hood turned sharply to Will Stutely.
There was once upon a time a poor boy who had neither father nor mother.
To my poor boy, left doubly desolate, I have never been able to impart a sense of my presence.