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delivery boy

noun
1.
a boy or youth who delivers merchandise for a store, as to the homes or offices of customers.
Origin of delivery boy
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • On a trip of this kind, one became the messenger and delivery boy for all the neighbors.

    The Indians' Last Fight Dennis Collins
  • It had evidently been left there by the expressman or a delivery boy.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • Did you have any talks with your sister or with him when he was working as a delivery boy or messenger boy for Tujague's?

    Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • He is cruel, stubborn, and plays truant, but is fairly industrious when he gets a job as errand or delivery boy.

    The Measurement of Intelligence Lewis Madison Terman
  • We forgave Maritomi much for the delicacy of feeling he displayed in putting the Valhalla coat on the delivery boy.

    In the Track of the Trades Lewis R. Freeman
  • He made Luke work in his store or out of it as a delivery boy during vacations from such school terms as the law required.

  • From a distance he looked like the groceryman's delivery boy in a small town.

    Song of the Lark Willa Cather
  • Peter Haulenbeek began work as delivery boy in a grocery store.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers

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