newsboy

[ nooz-boi, nyooz- ]
/ ˈnuzˌbɔɪ, ˈnyuz- /
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noun

a person, typically a boy, who sells or delivers newspapers.

Origin of newsboy

First recorded in 1755–65; news + boy
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British Dictionary definitions for newsboy

newsboy

/ (ˈnjuːzˌbɔɪ) /

noun

a boy who sells or delivers newspapers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for newsboy

newsboy


n.

also news-boy, 1764, from news (n.) + boy.

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