bus boy

busboy

[buhs-boi]
noun
a waiter's helper in a restaurant or other public dining room.
Also, bus boy.


Origin:
1910–15, Americanism; bus- short for omnibus waiter's helper (see omnibus) + boy

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bus boy
 
n
(US), (Canadian) a waiter's assistant

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busboy
1913, from bus (v.) in the restaurant sense + boy.
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