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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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The Sportsman pub was playing host to the Poor Boys of Worcester, a folk-country-rockabilly skiffle group, ukuleles and all.
THE COMPLETE WILLIE AND THE POOR BOYS (RIPPLE) When Ronnie Lane, of Small Faces fame, became afflicted with MS, it focused the attention of many of his music buddies, who put together a benefit concert at London's Royal Albert Hall in September, 1983.
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So much credit needs to be given to the families of those poor boys who lost their lives - Tim Parry and Johnathan Ball - while it is clear from your interviews that the people of Warrington, in general, also did a tremendous amount to promote peace.
Dame Allan's Schools, which are two of the oldest schools in Newcastle, were founded in 1705 by Dame Eleanor Allan, the daughter of a city goldsmith and the widow of wealthy tobacco merchant, to provide an education for 40 poor boys and 20 poor girls.
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One of the questions he addresses is how Wilson rose from poverty to the vice presidency of the US when so many poor boys of the era never overcame their deficient birth and upbringing.
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That cameras from tabloid TV shows will hound the poor boys, overwhelm them with sensational questions, follow them into the men's room, ask their mothers and children for insight.
One source said: "The poor boys seem to be half-starved all the time.