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newsboy

[nooz-boi, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌbɔɪ, ˈnyuz-/
noun
1.
a person, typically a boy, who sells or delivers newspapers.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; news + boy
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Examples from the web for newsboy
  • He worked at his father's newspaper business, as a newsboy.
  • Her reddish-gold hair was tucked up under one of my newsboy hats, and she wore a pair of my knickers.
  • Newspapers were celebrated, partly in the figure of the newsboy--sometimes heroic, sometimes pathetic.
  • But as a newsboy you, in a special moment, many people sentimentalize the newsboy.
  • The order, as issued provides that no newsboy or salesman ma stand at an of the entrances.
British Dictionary definitions for newsboy

newsboy

/ˈnjuːzˌbɔɪ/
noun
1.
a boy who sells or delivers newspapers
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Word Origin and History for newsboy
n.

also news-boy, 1764, from news (n.) + boy.

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