delivery boy


: a person employed by a retail store to deliver small orders to customers on call

Examples of delivery boy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The series revolves around Meni Azulai, who works as a delivery boy who unwillingly becomes an infiltrator within the Israeli right-wing movement. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 22 Mar. 2024 In one scene, the Emmy-winning actor plays to his strengths in physical comedy when his character wants to tip a pharmacy delivery boy, but only has a $20 bill and doesn’t want to part with it. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Dec. 2023 For example, Chérif Kouachi, the younger of the two brothers whose January 2015 attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris claimed 12 lives, was a would-be rapper and pizza delivery boy with a record of petty crime. Diego Gambetta, Foreign Affairs, 10 Mar. 2016 The back streets were devoid of the food and package delivery boys ubiquitous even in small Indian towns, because the e-commerce companies paused local services. Gerry Shih, Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2023 Also murdered were coffee heiress Abigail Folger, writer Voytek Frykowski, hairstylist Jay Sebring, and 18-year-old delivery boy Steven Parent. Daniela Avila, Peoplemag, 27 Sep. 2023 The series follows the underachieving Philip J. Fry (Billy West), a pizza delivery boy living in New York City on the eve of the new millennium. Aramide Tinubu, Variety, 22 July 2023 The show follows a New York City pizza delivery boy named Philip J. Fry who accidentally freezes himself in a cryogenic chamber in 1999 and is defrosted in the year 3000. Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 27 June 2023 The show, developed by Groening and David X. Cohen, found a following among fans who liked the satirical spin involving Fry (voiced by Billy West), a New York pizza delivery boy who froze himself and was thawed out in a futuristic New York. Kturnqui, oregonlive, 28 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of delivery boy was in 1918

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“Delivery boy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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