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po' boy

A traditional sandwich from New Orleans, Louisiana, made with a long roll of French bread and containing a variety of fillings, almost always with some kind of meat or fried seafood. ("Po' boy" being short for "poor boy," supposedly referring to striking workers in 1929 to whom a local restaurant served such sandwiches.) Primarily heard in US. Ever since leaving New Orleans to go to college, I can't stop craving a proper roast beef po' boy from back home. I'm ordering a dozen po' boys for the party, so if you have any food allergies, let me know this afternoon.
See also: boy

poor boy

verb
See also: boy, poor
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Traditionally filled with fried oysters or shrimps, po boys have a festival dedicated to them every November, when they are served with jazz on the side.
For just over a fiver, their po boys come stuffed with everything from seafood to roast beef.
The bands taking part were Munk, Funkhed and The Po Boys.
On the way back we discussed our sandwiches, and neither of us remembered having tasted cheese on our Po Boys, but it didn't matter.
Our trio took less than three minutes to decide our order: Two Po Boy Sandwiches (one ham and one turkey) and one turkey plate with potato salad and baked beans with two halves of a toasted Swiss sandwich, a large tea ($1.