callboy

callboy

[kawl-boi]
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:
1835–45; call + boy

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callboy (ˈkɔːlˌbɔɪ)
 
n
a person who notifies actors when it is time to go on stage

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