altar boy

See synonyms for altar boy on
  1. a male altar server.

Origin of altar boy

First recorded in 1765–75

Words Nearby altar boy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use altar boy in a sentence

  • He told the inquiry that this was the only time he had had sex with the altar boy.

    Priest Sex-Tape Horror | Dom Phillips | April 26, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • They would make Willie Horton look like an altar boy compared to Maurice Clemmons.

    The GOP Frontrunner Curse | Mark McKinnon | December 2, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • After some hesitation Weasel took the gun, holding it stiffly in front of him, as an altar-boy might a sacred thing.

    John Ermine of the Yellowstone | Frederic Remington
  • An assistant priest and a barefooted Mexican altar-boy stood framed in the arch of the ancient portal.

    Mariposilla | Mary Stewart Daggett
  • If you don't mind I'll stay outside in the hall, and rush in to act as altar-boy, when she agrees to 'vert.

    The Art of Disappearing | John Talbot Smith
  • He served the mass, an altar-boy at the Convent of the Propagation, and revealed unpleasant traits of character.

    Egoists | James Huneker
  • How you ever got beyond being an altar-boy is more than I can see.

    Fanny Herself | Edna Ferber

British Dictionary definitions for altar boy

altar boy

  1. RC Church Church of England a boy serving as an acolyte

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