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Definition of "office boy" []

  • A boy or young man employed in a business office to do odd jobs and errands. (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 "office boy" in a sentence
  • "August 7, 1876, he became office boy in the electricians 'department of the Western Union Telegraph Company at six dollars and twenty-five cents per week."
  • "Edward Bok had not been office boy long before he realized that if he learned shorthand he would stand a better chance for advancement."
  • "When Feuerstein came into the anteroom the gimlet-eyed office boy disappeared through one of the doors in the partition and reappeared after a longer absence than usual."
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