Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sandwich originating in New Orleans consisting of meat or seafood, such as roast beef or fried oysters, and often lettuce, tomatoes, and condiments, served on French bread.

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  • noun Used other than as an idiom: see poor,‎ boy.
  • noun US A submarine sandwich.

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  • noun a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably from French pour bois, for a drink; see pourboire.]

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  • In the 1960s a poor boy was a popular kind of shirt for females. They were figure hugging rib-knit t-shirts that came in a wide range of solid colors. They were often worn tucked into hip huggers, either skirts or slacks which were worn with a wide leather belt.

    February 2, 2008