Definition of corner boy in English:

corner boy

Line breaks: cor¦ner boy


chiefly Irish
  • A disreputable man or youth who spends his time loitering on the street.
    More example sentences
    • This sounds more like the sharp practice of a street corner boy than a scientific investigation by a responsible company.
    • There's not a corner boy in sight and trash is noticeably absent.
    • In pea jacket and flat cap, Steve O'Connell represents Clar Quinlan, a gravelly voiced corner boy.

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