busboy

or bus boy

[ buhs-boi ]
/ ˈbʌsˌbɔɪ /

noun

a waiter's helper in a restaurant or other public dining room.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of busboy

1910–15, Americanism;bus- short for omnibus waiter's helper (see omnibus) + boy
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for busboy

British Dictionary definitions for busboy

bus boy

noun

US and Canadian a waiter's assistant
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012