ball boy


noun

Tennis. an attendant, usually a boy or young man, employed to retrieve balls and supply players with them.
Baseball. an attendant, usually a boy or young man, who retrieves foul balls and brings the umpire new balls during the game.

Nearby words

  1. ball,
  2. ball ammunition,
  3. ball and chain,
  4. ball and ring,
  5. ball bearing,
  6. ball clay,
  7. ball club,
  8. ball cock,
  9. ball control,
  10. ball fern

Origin of ball boy

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for ball boy

ball boy

ball girl

noun

(in sport, esp tennis) a person who retrieves balls that go out of play
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