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sandwich man

noun
1.
a person with advertising boards hung from the shoulders.
Origin of sandwich man
1860-1865
1860-65
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Examples from the Web for sandwich-man
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  • The other sandwich-man was still looking at the window-cleaner on the fourteenth story across the street.

    H. R. Edwin Lefevre
  • Well, I never heard of a man using his daughter as a sandwich-man before.

    The Celebrity at Home Violet Hunt
  • The sandwich-man spasmodically opened and closed his mouth in the unhuman fashion of a ventriloquist's puppet.

    H. R. Edwin Lefevre
  • The sandwich-man looked meekly into Rutgers's pugnacious face and started to cross the street.

    H. R. Edwin Lefevre
  • Whatever a sandwich-man changed himself into, it was always advancement.

    H. R. Edwin Lefevre
  • Therefore the sandwich-man meekly stepped into the gutter, out of the way.

    H. R. Edwin Lefevre
  • This is true not only of the poorest manual labour, that of the sandwich-man, with his wage of 1s.

    Problems of Poverty John A. Hobson
  • The sandwich-man looked at him uneasily; then, without answering, walked away sullenly.

    H. R. Edwin Lefevre
  • The sandwich-man had been amiably told by Andrew Barrett, "Hold the pose, you slob!"

    H. R. Edwin Lefevre
  • He gripped the sandwich-man's arm so tightly that Fleming's lips began to quiver.

    H. R. Edwin Lefevre
British Dictionary definitions for sandwich-man

sandwich man

noun
1.
a man who carries sandwich boards
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for sandwich-man

sandwich man

noun phrase

A person paid to walk about bearing sandwich boards (1864+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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