delivery boy

noun

Definition of delivery boy 

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

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When the historic April blizzard of 1982 hit New England 36 years ago, 13-year-old Thomas Young was working his second day on the job as a paper delivery boy in Hull. Elise Takahama, BostonGlobe.com, "Forecasters recall historic blizzard that blasted New England on April 6, 1982," 6 Apr. 2018 When a bad investment pushed the family into bankruptcy after the 1929 stock market crash, Dr. Seldin began working as a delivery boy to help pay the bills. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Donald W. Seldin, who built UT Southwestern into a medical powerhouse, dies at 97," 6 May 2018 When a bad investment pushed the family into bankruptcy after the 1929 stock market crash, Seldin began working as a delivery boy to help pay the bills. Washington Post, latimes.com, "Dr. Donald Seldin, who made UT Southwestern a medical powerhouse, dies at 97," 9 May 2018 As a teenager, Luciano Giubbilei worked after school as a delivery boy for a florist in his native city of Siena, Italy. Andrew Montgomery, Vogue, "Under the Tuscan Sun: Garden Designer Luciano Giubbilei's Italian Oasis," 21 Mar. 2018 Newspaper delivery boys wanted newspaper publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst to improve compensation for the children selling their products. Eugene Scott, Washington Post, "#NationalWalkoutDay protesters continued a long history of youth activism," 15 Mar. 2018 After being accidentally cryogenically frozen, Fry (voiced by Billy West), a pizza delivery boy, wakes up 1,000 years in the future and takes a job with Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery service. Sara Aridi, New York Times, "What’s on TV Monday: ‘Futurama’ and ‘Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party’," 16 Oct. 2017 We braced delivery boys and handymen employed by the building. James Ellroy, Vanities, "James Ellroy’s Buzz M for Murder," 7 Oct. 2017

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delivery boy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of delivery boy

: a boy or young man who delivers goods to customers from a store or restaurant

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