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errand boy

  1. (in Britain, esp formerly) a boy employed by a shopkeeper to deliver goods and run other errands
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Related Words for errand boy

gofer, page, copyboy

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  • The schooner was the errand-boy that brought supplies and coal from the main.

  • A Gargoyle has the superb cheek to ask a Bede to be his errand-boy!

    The Hero of Garside School

    J. Harwood Panting

  • "I can give you a situation as errand-boy in my own employ," said Mr. Rockwell.

    Fame and Fortune

    Horatio Alger, Jr.

  • When he entered the house, he looked around for his errand-boy, but looked in vain.

    Rufus and Rose

    Horatio Alger, Jr

  • "My errand-boy is going past the house, to deliver some medicine," he answered.

    The Fallen Leaves

    Wilkie Collins