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Definition of "busboy" [busboy]

  • A restaurant employee who clears away dirty dishes, sets tables, and serves as an assistant to a waiter or waitress. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "busboy" in a sentence
  • "When the busboy is giving you better than service than your waiter."
  • "I remember how Dad thought being a busboy was a real good job."
  • "Service is obviously still taking shape...we weren't offered any water, I had to ask for silverware & napkins, our dishes should have arrived simultaneously to avoid the "no go ahead and start without me" uncomfortableness, we had to wait a bit for the waffles since there was the snafu with the lemon curd, plus the busboy was a bit too intent on clearing our plates quickly."