callboy

[kawl-boi]
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noun

a boy or man who summons actors, as from their dressing rooms, shortly before they are due to go on stage.
a bellhop.
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.

Nearby words

  1. callao,
  2. callas,
  3. callas, maria meneghini,
  4. callathump,
  5. callback,
  6. called strike,
  7. caller,
  8. caller id,
  9. calles,
  10. calles, plutarco elías

Origin of callboy

First recorded in 1835–45; call + boy

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British Dictionary definitions for callboy

callboy

noun

a person who notifies actors when it is time to go on stage
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