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office boy

a person, traditionally a boy, employed in an office to run errands, do odd jobs, etc.
Origin of office boy
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The office boy uttered a yell as the wrist was bent backwards.

  • And then that pest of an office boy began shouting his name.

    Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Norman rang his bell and when an office boy appeared, said "No one is to disturb me until I ring again."

    The Grain Of Dust David Graham Phillips
  • "In most places like this, the office boy or the janitor does such work," said Harry.

    From Farm to Fortune Horatio Alger Jr.
  • Cases in which the office boy is maltreated are exceptional, though cases in which he is misunderstood are not.

  • And he told her of his discoveries in connection with the office boy.

    A Coin of Edward VII Fergus Hume
  • I found out that your office boy had been there and carried them the receipt.

    Chester Rand Horatio Alger, Jr
  • The office boy took the Wildcat's message to an inner office.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • “Dan,” he called to the office boy, as the door closed upon the officer and his charge.

    The Case and Exceptions Frederick Trevor Hill
  • "Quite as much as if I had sent a note by my office boy," says Cuyler.

British Dictionary definitions for office boy

office boy

a former name for office junior
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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