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copyboy

[ kop-ee-boi ]
/ ˈkɒp iˌbɔɪ /
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noun

an employee who runs errands and carries copy from desk to desk in a newspaper office.

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Origin of copyboy

First recorded in 1885–90; copy + boy
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