delivery boy



a boy or youth who delivers merchandise for a store, as to the homes or offices of customers.

Origin of delivery boy

First recorded in 1915–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for delivery boy

  • Being a native of New York, it had been his instinctive thought to call up the hat-shop and demand the return of its delivery-boy.

    The Bandbox|Louis Joseph Vance
  • Before the wagon was at rest the delivery-boy was off and half-way around the side of the house.

    In a Little Town|Rupert Hughes