footboy

noun
foot·​boy | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌbȯi How to pronounce footboy (audio) \

Definition of footboy

: a serving boy : page, attendant

First Known Use of footboy

1585, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About footboy

Time Traveler for footboy

Time Traveler

The first known use of footboy was in 1585

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near footboy

foot bolt

footboy

foot brake

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for footboy

Cite this Entry

“Footboy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/footboy. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Eponyms: Words Named After People

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!