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or page boy

[peyj-boi] /ˈpeɪdʒˌbɔɪ/
a hair style in which the hair is rolled under, usually at shoulder-length.
a youth or man who works as a page, as at a hotel.
Origin of pageboy
First recorded in 1900-05; page2 + boy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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.

    The Admirable Crichton J. M. Barrie
  • He nodded to the Mercury, and the footman rang for a pageboy to mount guard.

    Cynthia's Chauffeur

    Louis Tracy
  • 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


a smooth medium-length hairstyle with the ends of the hair curled under and a long fringe falling onto the forehead from the crown
a less common word for page2 (sense 1)
another word for page2 (sense 2)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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