cabin boy

noun

Definition of cabin boy 

: a boy working as servant on a ship

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That Saturday night, when the boat was about 30 miles upriver from the city of Wuhu, Meyer was seen by a cabin boy making for the deck. Adrian Higgins, The Seattle Times, "Scientists thought they had created the perfect tree. But it became a nightmare.," 17 Sep. 2018 Unluckily for him, he was captured and made to be a cabin boy on a British ship. Matt Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "Rare Revolutionary War journal found in Kansas City closet," 1 May 2018 Unluckily for him, he was captured and made to be a cabin boy on a British ship. Matt Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "Rare Revolutionary War journal found in Kansas City closet," 1 May 2018 Unluckily for him, he was captured and made to be a cabin boy on a British ship. Matt Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "Rare Revolutionary War journal found in Kansas City closet," 1 May 2018 Unluckily for him, he was captured and made to be a cabin boy on a British ship. Matt Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "Rare Revolutionary War journal found in Kansas City closet," 1 May 2018 Unluckily for him, he was captured and made to be a cabin boy on a British ship. Matt Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "Rare Revolutionary War journal found in Kansas City closet," 1 May 2018 Unluckily for him, he was captured and made to be a cabin boy on a British ship. Matt Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "Rare Revolutionary War journal found in Kansas City closet," 1 May 2018 Unluckily for him, he was captured and made to be a cabin boy on a British ship. Matt Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "Rare Revolutionary War journal found in Kansas City closet," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of cabin boy

1670, in the meaning defined above

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