[ stey-buh l-boi ]
/ ˈsteɪ bəlˌbɔɪ /


a person who works in a stable.

Origin of stableboy

First recorded in 1720–30; stable1 + boy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stableboy

  • The stableboy noted the letter S blazoned on the blinds of the horses' bridles, but there were no letters on the carriage.

    Castle Craneycrow|George Barr McCutcheon
  • A man entered the room, whom I took for a stableboy; it was M. de Melfort.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • He soon took his departure, a stableboy driving him back to the village.

    Thoroughbreds|W. A. Fraser

British Dictionary definitions for stableboy


stableman (ˈsteɪbəlˌmæn, -mən)

/ (ˈsteɪbəlˌbɔɪ) /

noun plural -boys or -men

a boy or man who works in a stable
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