Meaning of corner boy in English:

corner boy


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

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The mortgage brokers and rip-off contractors are the runners and corner boys.’