hero sandwich: in full poor′-boy′ sandwich
Origin of poor-boyso named probably from its large size and low cost
made of a knit fabric with wide vertical ribbing in the body and sleeves: said as of a sweater
nounGulf Coast US
A sandwich originating in New Orleans consisting of meat or seafood, such as roast beef or fried oysters, and often lettuce, tomatoes, and condiments, served on French bread.
Origin of poor boyProbably from French pour bois, for a drink; see pourboire.
- (US) Alternative spelling of poor boy.