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bat boy

noun, Baseball.
1.
a boy or young man who takes care of the bats and sometimes other equipment of a team.
Origin of bat boy
1920-1925
An Americanism dating back to 1920-25
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  • The first time she had ever been a bat boy was when she was only eight years old.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
Slang definitions & phrases for bat boy

bat boy

noun phrase

A person who beats homeless people

[1990s+; fr the bat boy who looks after bats for a baseball team]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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