a male attendant, as a cabin boy, steward, etc., employed to wait on a ship's passengers or officers.
Words nearby ship's boy
Origin of ship's boy
First recorded in 1545–55
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British Dictionary definitions for ship's boy
a young man or boy employed to attend the needs of passengers or officers aboard ship
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