- mainly British (esp formerly) a youth or man employed at a public house to serve beer, etc
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He had to pass by the bar, and the barmaid and the potboy looked at him very hard.
"There's a young 'ooman has to do with that ere little game," said the potboy.
His prediction was quite accurate, for I had to tell him, after not many days, of the potboy who shot at the queen.
For a day or two he followed his adversary up and down the passages with cries of “Potboy!”The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's
Talbot Baines Reed
So the housemaid keeps company with the potboy without consulting her own people.'The Ivory Gate, a new edition