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Definition of "shopboy" [shop•boy]

  • A boy employed in a shop. (noun)

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Use "shopboy" in a sentence
  • "James Cook was a Yorkshire shopboy turned Royal Navy non-commissioned officer who safely commanded the tubby Endeavour around the world: also a man of great ability, a 'genius' according to Lord Colville ."
  • "The fast shopboy whose love of fine company and high living had brought him to this pass, had shaken off the first shame that was on him, and listened eagerly to the narratives of successful vice that fell so glibly from the lips of his older companions."
  • "He had been once a poor shopboy, but he wandered to"