follow Dictionary.com

Write a Super Short Story to win an iPod!

callboy

[kawl-boi] /ˈkɔlˌbɔɪ/
noun
1.
a boy or man who summons actors, as from their dressing rooms, shortly before they are due to go on stage.
2.
a bellhop.
3.
Also, call boy. a male prostitute who arranges appointments with clients by telephone.
4.
Also, call-boy, call boy. Railroads Slang. a railroad employee responsible for ensuring that members of a train crew are on hand for their regular runs and for notifying them of an extra run.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; call + boy
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for call boys

callboy

/ˈkɔːlˌbɔɪ/
noun
1.
a person who notifies actors when it is time to go on stage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for call

6
9
Scrabble Words With Friends