cabin boy

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noun

a boy employed as a servant for the officers and passengers on a ship.

Nearby words

  1. cabezon,
  2. cabildo,
  3. cabimas,
  4. cabin,
  5. cabin attendant,
  6. cabin class,
  7. cabin court,
  8. cabin cruiser,
  9. cabin deck,
  10. cabin fever

Origin of cabin boy

First recorded in 1720–30

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cabin boy

noun

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