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cabin boy

noun
1.
a boy employed as a servant for the officers and passengers on a ship.
Origin of cabin boy
1720-1730
1720-30
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  • And Costa, the cabin boy, only fifteen years of age when this crime was committed--shall he die?

    The Pirates Own Book Charles Ellms
  • Thought you'd need a cabin boy, sir, but I'll never do it again, s'elp me.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • The cabin boy had just emerged from the cabin to call the man to supper.

    Duffels Edward Eggleston
  • The Admiral asked me if I wanted to go with him as cabin boy.

  • "You'd better let it go," said the cabin boy, with a grave shake of his head.

    The Last Cruise of the Spitfire Edward Stratemeyer
  • When he saw that I couldn't climb spars, he made me a cabin boy.

    Caybigan James Hopper
  • Every seaman, from cabin boy to captain, suddenly got rich in the gamble of trade for prized blue-fox skins and narwhal tusks.

    My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook
  • I turned to the cabin boy, and saw that his eyes were filled with tears.

    The Last Cruise of the Spitfire Edward Stratemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for cabin boy

cabin boy

noun
1.
a boy who waits on the officers and passengers of a ship
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