Definition of Barrow-boy
1. Noun. A hawker of fruit and vegetables from a barrow.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Barrow-boy
Literary usage of Barrow-boy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Mining Magazine (1855)
"... when asked the result of his long experience as to the productiveness of lodes in certain situations, replied —" I've worked 40 years as barrow boy, ..."
2. An Accompaniment to Mitchell's Map of the World: On Mercator's Projection by Samuel Augustus Mitchell (1840)
"There are also the Barrow, Boy ne, Foyle, Bann, Blackwater, &c. The other rivers are rather numerous than of long course; but they almost all terminate in ..."
3. The Lake Counties by William Gershom Collingwood (1902)
"... was found when John Wilkinson, the Back- barrow boy who became a great iron-master and inventor, built his house and laid out his garden there in 1765. ..."
4. The Revised Reports: Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English by Frederick Pollock, Robert Campbell, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead, Great Britain Courts (1905)
"... a temperer and an offbearer, a walk flatter, two pug boys and a barrow boy. Each stool is capable of making about 750000 bricks in a year. ..."