- a boy in livery employed as a servant; page.
Origin of footboy
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Examples from the Web for footboy
He writes just as you might suppose Voltaire's footboy to do, who has been his amanuensis.Life of Johnson
Not a footboy in Randolph's train but is more Randolph than he.The Days of Bruce Vol 1
He got up in the night, and his footboy with him, and went to the privy.
Derrick one day sent his footboy with a message to a gentleman whose name was Mr. Hodges Podger.
The following morning while the king was putting on his clothes he said to his footboy, "Go thou to Earl Ulf, and kill him."
- a boy servant; page
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