best boy

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of best boy was in 1931

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“Best boy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/best%20boy. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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