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noun (pl) -boys, -men
(mainly Brit) (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.

    He Knew He Was Right

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

    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.'

  • The unaccustomed visitor from the outside naturally assumed everybody to be prisonerslandlord, waiter, barmaid, potboy and all.

  • There were others who traced a friendship between the potboy at The Duchess and a son of one of the messengers.

    Marion Fay

    Anthony Trollope
  • Now I carried no sword; but seizing the tankard from the potboy's hand, I hurl'd it at the dog-fac'd trooper.

    The Splendid Spur Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  • The potboy was insensible, and my eyes fell on Master Davenant, who slowly shook his head.

    The Splendid Spur Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  • In the end I was sure the potboy's evidence would clear me, and therefore began to enjoy the fun.

    The Splendid Spur Arthur T. Quiller Couch

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