bag boy


Definition of bag boy

: a boy or young man hired to place shoppers' purchases (such as groceries) in bags Smith grew up with the company starting as a bag boy in high school.— William Heuslein, Forbes, 27 May 1991

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First Known Use of bag boy

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Bag boy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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