principal boy

  1. the leading male role in a pantomime, played by a woman

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How to use principal boy in a sentence

  • Here she was the inevitable principal boy of the burlesques.

    The English Stage | Augustin Filon
  • Threw it up and went on the stage as principal boy at five pounds—all to be respectable.

    The Prude's Progress | Jerome K. Jerome
  • I must laugh, Frank, old man, it is so funny—what about the principal boy?

    The King of Schnorrers | Israel Zangwill
  • "And now I'm going to be the principal boy," she laughed quietly back.

    The King of Schnorrers | Israel Zangwill