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busboy

or bus boy

[ buhs-boi ]
/ ˈbʌsˌbɔɪ /
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noun
a waiter's helper in a restaurant or other public dining room.
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Origin of busboy

1910–15, Americanism;bus- short for omnibus waiter's helper (see omnibus) + boy
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British Dictionary definitions for busboy

bus boy

noun
US and Canadian a waiter's assistant
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