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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
References in classic literature ?
take steps for finding out the poor boy, and at last you do find out the poor boy, and me and Mrs Boffin often exchange the observation, "We shall see him again, under happy circumstances." But it was never to be; and the want of satisfactoriness is, that after all the money never gets to him.'
"And, my dear, I must see that poor boy every Sunday.
So simple were the poor boy's words, and so deep his sorrow, that even Little John felt a certain knotty lump rise in his throat.
For not unfrequently it happens that, for some reason or another, one feels abased, and inclined to value oneself at nothing, and to account oneself lower than a dishclout; but this merely arises from the fact that at the time one is feeling harassed and depressed, like the poor boy who today asked of me alms.
Then a family of six or seven boys sprung up like mushrooms, and flourished surprisingly, poor boys as well as rich, for Mr.
'We saw him [owner] throwing it [tea] on the poor boy's face...
POSITION HOLDER GETS CASH, LAPTOP: District nazim Niaz Ahmed Khan has announced Rs300,000 cash and a laptop for a poor boy of Puran who had secured 531 marks out of 550 in the 9th grade board examination results.
The poor boy lost his life because of greed and was being palmed off to a club and place he just didn't want to go.
'Nobody could rescue the poor boy because his parents had not returned home from work."
A witness said: "The car was flying, the poor boy didn't have a chance." Residents were shocked following the incident, in what is described as a "quiet area".
She noted that when the inferno broke out, they heard the poor boy screaming, but could not enter the said structure to save the boy, and that when the Fire Service from the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) rushed to the scene, the poor boy had died.
Video of this incident got viral on social media in which forlorn and helplessness of poor boy was heart wrenching.
According to a widely-circulated video on social as well as national media, the child was selling bananas at Batti Chowk when he was attacked by protesters who had their hands full with bananas as the poor boy looked on helplessly.
On the day before the wedding, a young boy (most likely a poor boy with no family) would be lured into the bride-to-be's home where he would be forced to take part in a mock wedding.
10 "And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy, And God I know I'm one" is a line from which song?