cabin boy

Origin of cabin boy

First recorded in 1720–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for cabin boy

Historical Examples of cabin boy

  • As you do not propose to follow the sea, it will not be worth while to go as cabin-boy.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • I was a slip of a fifteen cabin-boy on my first cruise, and then I got on to being skipper.

    The Opal Serpent

    Fergus Hume

  • The Cabin-boy pulled Freddie's head down, and whispered in his ear.

  • The Cabin-boy, shaking with sobs, raised his hand threateningly.

  • It's your fault, and don't you never try to lay it to that Cabin-boy!

British Dictionary definitions for cabin boy

cabin boy

  1. a boy who waits on the officers and passengers of a ship
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