best boy

nounMovie and Television Slang.
  1. the first assistant to the head electrician.

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How to use best boy in a sentence

  • But he was the best boy in school, and brought home a note from his teacher, never suspecting his sin would find him out so soon.

    A Modern Cinderella | Amanda M. Douglas
  • Though for sure it will be, on yer honeymoon, with the best boy in the wurruld, just back safe from the terrible war!

    Vision House | C. N. Williamson
  • Long life to Master Sterling, the best boy in the world, and to all his good friends at this table.

    The Climbers | Clyde Fitch
  • As for your letter, it makes me mad: slidikins, I have been the best boy in Christendom, and you come with your two eggs a penny.

    The Journal to Stella | Jonathan Swift
  • You're the best boy on earth, and I want to hear all about it, for I'm sure you did something wonderful to get her.

    In Apple-Blossom Time | Clara Louise Burnham

British Dictionary definitions for best boy

best boy

  1. mainly US the assistant to the senior electrician or to the key grip in a film crew

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