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busboy

or bus boy

[buhs-boi]
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noun
  1. a waiter's helper in a restaurant or other public dining room.
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Origin of busboy

1910–15, Americanism; bus- short for omnibus waiter's helper (see omnibus) + boy
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British Dictionary definitions for bus boy

bus boy

noun
  1. US and Canadian a waiter's assistant
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Word Origin and History for bus boy

busboy

n.

also bus-boy, 1913, from bus (v.) in the restaurant sense + boy.

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