delivery boy


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Irish got his start in the newspaper industry as a paper delivery boy in Toledo, Ohio, and borrowed money from his mother to manage the route, according to his obituary. Dallas News, 22 Sep. 2022 Our delivery boy visits a lot of different people, entering lives and collaborating in their idiosyncrasies. John Hopewell, Variety, 27 July 2022 Her father had left high school at 14 to support his penurious mother and work as a delivery boy in a cotton trading company. New York Times, 20 Apr. 2022 His father, Norman, owned a grocery store, where Jerry worked as a delivery boy. New York Times, 13 Apr. 2022 Futurama tells the story of 25-year-old pizza delivery boy Philip Fry, played by Billy West, who accidentally freezes himself in 1999 and wakes up 1,000 years later. Marianne Garvey, CNN, 2 Mar. 2022 Bobby Smith’s Sipos, the shop’s supplicating bundle of nerves; Maria Rizzo’s Ilona, serial dater of all the wrong men; Emmanuel Elliot Key, portraying Arpad, the eager-beaver delivery boy; Jake Loewenthal’s Kodaly, the office roué. Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2022 Futurama is about a pizza delivery boy named Fry who cryogenically freezes himself in 1999 and wakes up 1,000 years later. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 2 Mar. 2022 As Eddie, the sleeveless, sax-playing delivery boy, Meat Loaf makes his Rocky Horror Picture Show film entrance through a wall on a motorcycle (of course) and turns a Grease-style rock 'n' roll anthem into something far sleazier. Steve Knopper,, 21 Jan. 2022 See More

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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 24 Mar. 2023.

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