delivery boy


Definition of 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 For about a year, Khanna sustained himself by working odd jobs, as a dog-walker, cat-sitter, delivery boy, dishwasher -- anything to pay the bills. Vedika Sud, CNN, "Vikas Khanna, the Indian Michelin-star chef feeding millions from New York," 12 Oct. 2020 Heplayed New York City delivery boy David Kolowitz, who dreams of starring in movie. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "'Dirty Harry' star Reni Santoni, who played Poppie in 'Seinfeld,' has died at 81," 4 Aug. 2020 When the furry delivery boy reached the passenger-side door, the customer bent over and collected her purchase from his pack. Washington Post, "Delivery by dog: A new way to get wine and groceries in the age of social distancing," 7 Apr. 2020 On Maria's first night as a dinner guest, the sixteen-year-old Liesl escapes from the dinner table to meet the telegram delivery boy, Rolf. Kelly Hushin, Town & Country, "Behind-the-Scenes Secrets from The Sound of Music," 17 Apr. 2017 Among the supporting players, those making a zesty impression include Justin Diaz as Arpad Laszlo, an enthusiastic shop delivery boy. Mike Giuliano,, "Silhouette Stages’ production of ‘She Loves Me’ in Columbia is a love letter to the audience," 18 Oct. 2019 In some instances, delivery firms even mislead customers by showing a restaurant as closed when their delivery boys are unavailable, added DVS Somaraju, honorary treasurer of FHRAI. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "Indian restaurants have forced Zomato to change its recipe—and customers are left with a sour taste," 21 Aug. 2019 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,, "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

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First Known Use of delivery boy

1918, in the meaning defined above

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20 Oct 2020

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“Delivery boy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of delivery boy

somewhat old-fashioned : a boy or young man who delivers goods to customers from a store or restaurant

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