barrow boy


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barrow boy

A boy or man who sells fruit, vegetables, or other comestibles from a handcart (barrow) on the streets. Primarily heard in UK. When spring arrives, you can hear the calls of barrow boys selling their goods along the avenues.
See also: barrow, boy
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The term costermonger applied to a person who sold fruit and veg in the street, and is synonomous with the barrow boys of London.
An employment card issued to Thomas S Connery of 176 Fountainbridge by the St Cuthbert's Society--which merged with Dalziel Co-op to form Scotmid in 1981--shows that Connery started work at its Corstorphine Dairy as a barrow boy aged just 13, in 1944 for the sum of one guinea a week.
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The star of The Football Factory joked: "I could be a barrow boy.
In the case of Lord Sugar, and I fervently blame the parents, it should be noted that he left school with a few mediocre graded 'O' levels to his name, before reaching the pinnacle of his working life as a mere Barrow Boy.
Market operations manager Michael Finnegan, who first began work as a barrow boy back in 1961, said: "We've got 186 stalls and I'm sure there will be something for everyone of this very special day.
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GLASGOW supremo Sean Lineen has hailed his streetwise Barrow boy after his side's stunning 21-17 triumph over Leinster at Firhill.
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stall over Ben as barrow boy Peter Beale in EastEnders before he quit BBC soap
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He went from selling tomatoes as a barrow boy on a Sunderland bomb site, to appearing in cabaret with Johnny Mathis, Roy Orbison and Louis Armstrong.
Standen supported Liverpool FC and Barrow Rugby League Club, where he was a director, always remembering that the late, great Emlyn Hughes was a Barrow boy, who played football for Liverpool.
My late father was an old Bull Ring barrow boy, and it was his favourite picture.