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barrow boy

n. Chiefly British
A costermonger.
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barrow boy

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

nStraßenhändler m (mit Karren)
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The room was full of cigarette smoke, ringing telephones, old typewriters and swearing boozing barrow boys. To cut out the technical stuff this was not for me.
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The first stop was the rag market and then we would walk past the barrow boys to Woollies and have a toasted teacake and a cup of tea.
Our original image, dating from 1907, shows a group of barrow boys waiting to haul goods along the cobbled streets during a busy day of market trading.
On the good side of life (usually) we have priests, doctors, politicians, nurses, hard-toilers, poets, teachers, lawyers, and, of course, barrow boys and girls.
The old Bull Ring had such character With its barrow boys and all, And the muscle man wrapped up in chains Who tried to beat them all.
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Dave, now 68, spent many years as a painter and decorator in and around South Wales but fondly remembers his days as one of Cardiff's 'barrow boys', selling fruit from stalls on street corners.
What harm can it do to pick up a few stocking fillers on the cheap from the barrow boys on the street corner or in the market?