errand boy

noun

Definition of errand boy

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: a person whose job is to run errands for important people He worked his way up from errand boy to regional sales manager. often used figuratively to criticize people by suggesting that they are controlled by someone more powerful The governor is nothing more than an errand boy for the big companies in his state.

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“Errand boy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/errand%20boy. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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