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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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Po'Boy: sandwich (named because one could feed an entire family) made from a loaf of French bread
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A po'boy sandwich is normally made with long loaves of French bread Filled with an assortment of meats with gravy or fried seafood, and dressed with condiments and salads (Figure 6-21).
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