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principal boy

the leading male role in a pantomime, played by a woman
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  • I must laugh, Frank, old man, it is so funny—what about the principal boy?

    The King of Schnorrers Israel Zangwill
  • Threw it up and went on the stage as principal boy at five pounds—all to be respectable.

    The Prude's Progress Jerome K. Jerome
  • "And now I'm going to be the principal boy," she laughed quietly back.

    The King of Schnorrers Israel Zangwill

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