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newsboy

[nooz-boi, nyooz-]
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noun
  1. a person, typically a boy, who sells or delivers newspapers.

Origin of newsboy

First recorded in 1755–65; news + boy
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Examples from the Web for newsboy

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Historical Examples

  • A newsboy going down Whitehall was calling an evening paper.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • Then, as he hastened toward a telephone-booth, he ran into a newsboy.

  • The shrill jeer of a newsboy broke in upon his pathetic speech.

  • On the way, I intrusted a newsboy with an English shilling to go and get me change.

    Memoirs

    Charles Godfrey Leland

  • Off darted the newsboy, to be lost in the crowd on the other side of the street.

    From Farm to Fortune

    Horatio Alger Jr.


British Dictionary definitions for newsboy

newsboy

noun
  1. a boy who sells or delivers newspapers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for newsboy

n.

also news-boy, 1764, from news (n.) + boy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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