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Definition of "footboy" [foot•boy]

  • A youth employed as a servant or page. (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 "footboy" in a sentence
  • "Robert Melville, who appeared to have been using some soothing language — “No! no! no! I tell thee, no! I will place a petard against the door rather than be baulked by a profligate woman, and bearded by an insolent footboy.”"
  • "She told her name, and was shewn, by a little shabby footboy, into a parlour."
  • "Injury is on the other side a good man's footboy, his fidus Acliates, and as a lackey follows him wheresoever he goes."
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