- a person, typically a boy, who sells or delivers newspapers.
Origin of newsboy
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Examples from the Web for newsboy
Giulavogui cried, 55 years old and less than a decade in America, but sounding like a Gotham newsboy from another era.From Ebola Country to NYC’s Subways
October 25, 2014
A newsboy going down Whitehall was calling an evening paper.The Christian
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.
- a boy who sells or delivers newspapers
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Word Origin and History for newsboy
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