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  • Pennyboy

    Hello!
    i don't use much idioms so I know very few of them. This morning I've read in a book the word "pennyboy".
    What does this expression mean?
    The sentence is: " he realizes he is a pennyboy".
    Thank you much!

  • #2
    Let's wait for a native English speaker but I guess it means someone who does a menial job, but I don't think it's used anymore, and of course it has to be either British or Irish slang.
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    • #3
      Hey guys,

      I must admit I had no prior knowledge of this before reading this thread.

      I have done some research and it looks like it is Irish slang, which is indeed very different to British slang in terms of linguistics. You will even find different variations of Northern Irish slang to Republican Irish slang. Interesting stuff.

      So, Pennyboy originally meant an employee who performs menial tasks, repetitive and relatively simple tasks. Now, it has transitioned into something of a derogatory sentiment to show a lack of respect to someone. An insult of sorts.

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      • #4
        It's very likely it's Irish cause it's from a Joyce book thank you!

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        • #5
          Interesting...
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          • #6
            Glad you researched it Zak - I've never heard it before reading it here!

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