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[stey-buh l-boi] /ˈsteɪ bəlˌbɔɪ/
a person who works in a stable.
Origin of stableboy
1720-30; stable1 + boy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The stableboy noted the letter S blazoned on the blinds of the horses' bridles, but there were no letters on the carriage.

    Castle Craneycrow George Barr McCutcheon
  • A man entered the room, whom I took for a stableboy; it was M. de Melfort.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • He soon took his departure, a stableboy driving him back to the village.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
British Dictionary definitions for stableboy


noun (pl) -boys, -men
a boy or man who works in a stable
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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