"draw-boy" Definition

  1. a cunning device used by puffing tradesmen. A really good article is advertised or ticketed and exposed for sale in the shop window at a very low price, with a view of drawing in customers to purchase other and inferior articles at high prices. These gentry have fortunately found to their cost, on one or two occasions, by means of magisterial decisions, that DRAW-BOYS have drawn for their owners something other than profit.

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Position in the dictionary: 1072 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: drawers, drawing teeth, drawlatch, dress a hat, dripping, drive, drive at, driz, driz-fencer, drop
Previous words in the dictionary: draw the long bow, draw off, draw, drain, draggletail, dragging time, dragging, drag, draft on aldgate pump, drab

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