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errand boy

noun
1.
(in Britain, esp formerly) a boy employed by a shopkeeper to deliver goods and run other errands
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  • He began as an errand boy, and his remarkable diligence and obliging disposition created a general interest in his favor.

    Atrocious Judges John Campbell, Baron Campbell
  • "I am acting as my own errand boy, you see," she said, smiling.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • David Dundyke had gone into this house an errand boy; he had risen to be a junior clerk.

  • At this time he was his own buyer, salesman, book-keeper and errand boy.

    Hidden Treasures Harry A. Lewis
  • Every errand boy was proud of him, and if he were not so unapproachable and morose he would already have been made to feel it.

    Royal Highness Thomas Mann
  • Mr. Wittleworth had been an errand boy in Mr. Choate's office!

    Make or Break Oliver Optic
  • Miss Thornton was scribbling a little list of edibles, her errand boy waiting beside her.

    Saturday's Child Kathleen Norris
  • The spy in the house below gave that dollar to the errand boy.

    The Secret Wireless Lewis E. Theiss
  • The note procured me an engagement as errand boy at the stage-door and later I rose to the dignity of scene-shifter.

    The Strollers Frederic S. Isham
  • An errand boy from the market carries the stuff as far as the door.

    Three Plays Luigi Pirandello

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