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pageboy

or page boy

[peyj-boi]
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noun
  1. a hair style in which the hair is rolled under, usually at shoulder-length.
  2. a youth or man who works as a page, as at a hotel.

Origin of pageboy

First recorded in 1900–05; page2 + boy
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Examples from the Web for pageboy

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Historical Examples

  • He must have grown that beard and that pageboy bob on the way out.

    The Cosmic Computer

    Henry Beam Piper

  • After last month's meeting the pageboy, in a burst of equality, called me Crichton.

  • He nodded to the Mercury, and the footman rang for a pageboy to mount guard.

  • Alan followed the pageboy through a complex of corridors, ascending spirals of stairs, down a hall, and to the door of Cabin 31Q.

    The Star Lord

    Boyd Ellanby


British Dictionary definitions for pageboy

pageboy

noun
  1. a smooth medium-length hairstyle with the ends of the hair curled under and a long fringe falling onto the forehead from the crown
  2. a less common word for page 2 (def. 1)
  3. another word for page 2 (def. 2)
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