Definition of Ploughboy

1. Noun. A boy who leads the animals that draw a plow.

Exact synonyms: Plowboy
Generic synonyms: Boy, Male Child



Definition of Ploughboy

1. Noun. (dated) A boy who directed the animals that pulled a plough ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ploughboy

plotty
plotwise
plotz
plotzed
plotzes
plotzing
plough back
plough horse
plough into
plough on
plough stop
plough through
ploughability
ploughable
ploughboy (current term)
ploughboys
ploughed
ploughed back
ploughed into
ploughed on
ploughed through
plougher
ploughers
ploughest
plougheth
ploughgate
ploughgirl
ploughgirls
ploughhorse

Literary usage of Ploughboy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Minstrelsy of England: A Collection of 200 English Songs with Their by Frank Kidson, Alfred Moffat (1901)
"I ^ /PrS-^ =^= \±==«==/«E 2. mount the white air with the dew all on her breast, And with the pretty ploughboy, 1. heard a pretty ploughboy and so sweetly ..."

2. Reports of Admiralty and Revenue Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit by Henry Billings Brown (1876)
"The ploughboy. owners from this prosecution. But the Court cannot make the law bend to the convenience of masters. Decree of condemnation. NOTE. ..."

3. Vagabond Songs and Ballads of Scotland: With Many Old and Familiar Melodies by Robert Ford (1901)
"THE JOLLY ploughboy. y , &LA i *• ' L» v ^ > r As Jack the jolly ploughboy was ploughing of his land, With his horses beneath yon green shade, ..."

4. The Story of My Boyhood and Youth by John Muir (1913)
"VI THE ploughboy The Crops — Doing Chores — The Sights and Sounds of Winter — Road-making — The Spirit-rapping Craze — Tuberculosis among the Settlers — A ..."

5. History of the "Soldiers' Home", Washington, D.C.,. by Eba (Anderson) Lawton (1914)
"The Harrodsburg ploughboy "WESTERN MILITARY ASYLUM "We have been several times requested to furnish such information in regard to the Military Asylum ..."

6. The Year of Grace: A History of the Ulster Revival of 1859 by William Gibson (1860)
"... Cases—The "Operation of the Spirit"—The Railway Labourer— The ploughboy and his Muse—The old " Waterloo " Man—The Twin Sisters—The Little Orphan Maid. ..."

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