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noun Obsolete.
an assistant to the surgeon on board a ship.
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Origin of loblolly boy

First recorded in 1740–50

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British Dictionary definitions for loblolly boy

loblolly boy

loblolly man


noun
British navy (formerly) a boy or man acting as a medical orderly on board ship

Word Origin for loblolly boy

C18: from loblolly sense 2, applied to a ship's doctor's medicines
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