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best boy

noun, Movie and Television Slang.
the first assistant to the head electrician. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Surely no college would want to expel the best boy in the institution.

    The Mind and Its Education George Herbert Betts
  • I'd like to have the people say, 'There goes Tip Lewis; he's the best boy in town.'

  • You're the best boy on earth, and I want to hear all about it, for I'm sure you did something wonderful to get her.

    In Apple-Blossom Time Clara Louise Burnham
  • I was the best boy in that little Mississippi town where I lived.

    Mark Twain's Speeches Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • When Master come back from the War and tell us that brother is dead, he said brother was the best boy in all the army.

  • Arthur loves his mother, and is the best boy in the village.

    Minnie Brown Daniel Wise
  • It has had government recognition in the shape of recruiting posters, asking women "whether their best boy is in khaki."

  • He is the best boy I have ever known—except our best-of-best Bob!

    Six Girls and the Tea Room Marion Ames Taggart
  • Both were good boys; but I must say, both now being dead, that Abe was the best boy I ever saw, or expect to see.

  • George has not quite so many, but I am the oldest, and I ought to be the best boy.

British Dictionary definitions for best boy

best boy

(mainly US) the assistant to the senior electrician or to the key grip in a film crew
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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