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British Dictionary definitions for potboy

potboy

potman (ˈpɒtmən)

noun plural -boys or -men
  1. mainly British (esp formerly) a youth or man employed at a public house to serve beer, etc
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Examples from the Web for potboy

Historical Examples

  • "There's a young 'ooman has to do with that ere little game," said the potboy.

    He Knew He Was Right

    Anthony Trollope

  • He had to pass by the bar, and the barmaid and the potboy looked at him very hard.

    He Knew He Was Right

    Anthony Trollope

  • 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!”

  • So the housemaid keeps company with the potboy without consulting her own people.'