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

Origin of copyboy

First recorded in 1885–90; copy + boy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for copyboy

gofer, page, copyboy

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Contemporary Examples of copyboy

  • So Lipsyte answered an ad to be a copyboy at The New York Times.

    The Daily Beast logo
    On the Peninsula

    Bryan Curtis

    April 25, 2011