best boy

noun

Definition of best boy

: the chief assistant to the gaffer in motion-picture or television production

First Known Use of best boy

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Best boy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/best%20boy. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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