Wide-Boy is a person who is able to obtain or make almost anything happen (usually by nefarious means). A Wide Boy is a cut above the common spiv who dealt largely in Black-Market goods and racketeering. The term Wide Boy was in common use prior to 1936
You'd better keep an eye on that one - he's a bit of a wide boy
by KelsonNapper July 03, 2010
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Wide boy ususally refers to a working class male who lives in London, and who lives by their wits and wheeler dealings....
That Terry Venables is such a wide boy
by Shedster January 02, 2005
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