po'·​boy ˈpō-ˌbȯi How to pronounce po'boy (audio)
variants or less commonly poor boy

Example Sentences

ordered a fried catfish po'boy
Recent Examples on the Web When the convenience store went out of business, Luke thought up the idea of opening up a po'boy shop. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 9 Sep. 2022 Houston's oldest crawfish restaurant is still one of the best places to eat during mudbug season, and its original shrimp po'boy, put on the map in the Bayou City by Luke Mandola, Sr. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 9 Sep. 2022 The Louisiana-style restaurant served po'boy sandwiches, catfish baskets, shrimp boils and jambalaya in a modern space decorated with musical New Orleans themed artwork and murals. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 11 Jan. 2022 Here, grab meat plates with two sides from $13, fish and shrimp combos from $9, or an easy handheld like a sandwich or po'boy from $9. Chron Staff, Chron, 13 Oct. 2021 Crispy chicken skin po'boy with jalapeño apple slaw and hot sauce aioli on a King's Hawaiian roll. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 2 June 2021 His restaurant offers po'boys and seafood plates with catfish, shrimp and oysters. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, 19 Feb. 2020 From po'boys to muffalettas to beignets, the city is known for a wide array of rich, spicy and tasty foods. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 10 July 2019 Locals come before and after ballgames for the overstuffed empanadas, shrimp and oyster po'boy, and baked chilaquiles topped with poblano cream and two eggs, any style. Antonio Basada, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of po'boy was in 1932

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“Po'boy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/po%27boy. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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