busboy

or bus boy

[buhs-boi]
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noun

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

Origin of busboy

1910–15, Americanism; bus- short for omnibus waiter's helper (see omnibus) + boy
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Word Origin and History for busboy
n.

also bus-boy, 1913, from bus (v.) in the restaurant sense + boy.

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