ball boy

noun

Definition of ball boy

: a male attendant who retrieves balls for players or officials (as in a tennis match or a baseball or basketball game)

Examples of ball boy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But, Atlanta is home for Watson, who grew up just 50 miles outside of Atlanta and spent time as a Falcons ball boy as a kid. Matt Young, Chron, 17 Mar. 2022 But, Atlanta is home for Watson, who grew up just 50 miles outside of Atlanta and spent time as a Falcons ball boy as a kid. Matt Young, Chron, 17 Mar. 2022 But, Atlanta is home for Watson, who grew up just 50 miles outside of Atlanta and spent time as a Falcons ball boy as a kid. Matt Young, Chron, 17 Mar. 2022 Watson grew up in Gainesville, Ga., about 50 miles outside of Atlanta and was a Falcons ball boy as a teenager. Matt Young, Chron, 18 Mar. 2022 Last summer, Brady also revealed that Jack had become a ball boy for the Buccaneers on his Instagram Story. Stephanie Wenger, PEOPLE.com, 12 Apr. 2022 But, Atlanta is home for Watson, who grew up just 50 miles outside of Atlanta and spent time as a Falcons ball boy as a kid. Matt Young, Chron, 17 Mar. 2022 But, Atlanta is home for Watson, who grew up just 50 miles outside of Atlanta and spent time as a Falcons ball boy as a kid. Matt Young, Chron, 16 Mar. 2022 As a youngster, Brock was a ball boy for the Mission Bay football team and a bat boy for the Buccaneers baseball team. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ball boy

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ball boy was in 1903

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Last Updated

23 Jun 2022

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“Ball boy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ball%20boy. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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