a male attendant, as a cabin boy, steward, etc., employed to wait on a ship's passengers or officers.
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- ship of the line,
- ship of war,
- ship out,
- ship's articles,
- ship's biscuit,
- ship's company,
- ship's inertial navigation system,
- ship's papers,
- ship's store,
- ship's stores
Origin of ship's boy
First recorded in 1545–55
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a young man or boy employed to attend the needs of passengers or officers aboard ship
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