Try Our Apps


Pore Over vs. Pour Over

water boy

a person who carries a canteen or bucket of drinking water to those too occupied to fetch it, as to soldiers, laborers, or football players.
a person who sees that livestock is supplied with water, as by filling water troughs.
Origin of water boy
1630-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for water boy
Historical Examples
  • Franklin, you are a water boy; let us see how well you can swim.

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • I wish you'd find a water boy and send him up to the hotel to get a couple of sandwiches and a bottle of coffee.

    Calumet 'K' Samuel Merwin
  • I was water boy for a railroad gang, and the storm drove us in a shack.

    Frank of Freedom Hill Samuel A. Derieux
  • He even holds up the Greek who came luggin' in the fresh towels, and Tony the spring water boy.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • Or how would you like to carry the bats or be the water boy?

  • Little Jim wanted to leave school and be a water boy and his father's helper.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for water boy

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for water

Scrabble Words With Friends