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corner boy

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Definition of corner boy in English:

noun

chiefly Irish
A disreputable man or youth who spends his time loitering on the street.
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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