[ kawl-boi ]
/ ˈkɔlˌbɔɪ /
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a boy or man who summons actors, as from their dressing rooms, shortly before they are due to go on stage.
Also call boy . a male prostitute who arranges appointments with clients by telephone.
Also call-boy, call boy .Railroads Slang. a railroad employee responsible for ensuring that members of a train crew are on hand for their regular runs and for notifying them of an extra run.
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How to use callboy in a sentence
"They are stamping their feet, madame," the callboy once more cried.
The sharp, insistent voice of the callboy broke in on her flow of excuses.What's-His-Name|George Barr McCutcheon
In the passage the callboy was yelling at the top of his shrill voice, "They've knocked!"
British Dictionary definitions for callboy
/ (ˈkɔːlˌbɔɪ) /
a person who notifies actors when it is time to go on stage
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