poor boy

poor boy

Southern U.S. (chiefly Gulf States) . a hero sandwich.

1875–80, Americanism

See hero sandwich.
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submarine definition

  1. n.
    and sub; hoagy; torpedo; grinder; poor boy; hero. a long sandwich containing many different foods. (Sometimes many feet long. It is cut into smaller segments for serving a group. Usually contains sliced meats and cheese, as well as tomatoes and onions. Terms vary depending on where you are in the country.) : He ordered a submarine, but he couldn't finish it.
  2. n.
    a large marijuana cigarette. : Look at the size of that sub!
  3. n.
    [menstrual] tampon. : My God! I'm out of submarines!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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