bat·​boy ˈbat-ˌbȯi How to pronounce batboy (audio)
: a boy employed to look after the equipment (such as bats) of a baseball team

Examples of batboy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or even a batboy. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Jan. 2022 The Alabama lawsuit said other coaches and the man’s supervisors laughed when informed of the alleged behavior toward the batboy., 9 Aug. 2021 Such was the climate of the 1973 season, Alioto’s first with the club, running around Candlestick Park as a batboy for the visiting teams. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Apr. 2023 The kid rebounded and was our batboy. Tim Dahlberg, Star Tribune, 8 Jan. 2021 During the late 1940s, Mr. Kenyon was a batboy for the minor league Pawtucket Slaters, family members said. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, 9 Nov. 2021 Joshua Mellin is a CNN Travel contributor based in Chicago who has previously covered MLB events in Japan and was once a batboy for the Chicago Cubs. Joshua Mellin, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 Kremer, known by Cincinnati Reds fans for his recurring role as honorary batboy, received the 2022 Nuxhall Foundation Humanitarian Award. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 29 Oct. 2022 Orlando Cepeda served as a batboy for Mays’ team in Puerto Rico. Sean Gregory, Time, 8 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of batboy was in 1897

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Cite this Entry

“Batboy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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