busboy

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noun bus·boy \ˈbəs-ˌbȯi\

Definition of busboy

  1. :  a waiter's assistant; specifically :  one who removes dirty dishes and resets tables in a restaurant

Origin and Etymology of busboy

omnibus busboy


First Known Use: 1913


BUSBOY Defined for English Language Learners

busboy

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noun bus·boy \ˈbəs-ˌbȯi\

Definition of busboy for English Language Learners

  • : a man or boy whose job is to remove dirty dishes, clean tables, etc., at a restaurant


BUSBOY Defined for Kids

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noun bus·boy \ˈbəs-ˌbȯi\

Definition of busboy for Students

  1. :  a person hired by a restaurant to clear and set tables



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