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houseboy

[ hous-boi ]

houseboy

/ ˈhaʊsˌbɔɪ /

noun

  1. a male domestic servant


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Word History and Origins

Origin of houseboy1

First recorded in 1895–1900; house + boy
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Example Sentences

He was a plantation houseboy in Virginia and did, as Cecil does in the film, leave in the pursuit of better employment.

He was a houseboy for Mrs. Burris and then he was a houseboy for my grandmother.

The cook and the houseboy looked after him with the unobtrusive perfection of service found only in the East.

The umfaan will save half of his wages of $2.50 or $3 a month that he receives as houseboy.

Lazada waved a pudgy hand and a slippered houseboy appeared like a genie, carrying two iced glasses of coke.

It was missing in him still, when he came that night rather late to the apartment where only the Japanese houseboy awaited him.

On Earth, he lived in a little Vermont cottage and enjoyed the quiet companionship of two cats, a Japanese houseboy, and a wife.

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