houseboy

noun
house·boy | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌbȯi \

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In his novel, the winning ticket belongs to a flamboyant madam of a high-class brothel and Ernest becomes her new houseboy. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "‘Love and Other Consolation Prizes’ returns author Jamie Ford to Seattle and its forgotten history," 1 Sep. 2017 The underage ones, like him, had become bar sweeps or houseboys for Americans, while the older, luckier ones dodged army service, becoming thieves or pimps or rich men’s servants. Megan Mahew Bergman, The Mercury News, "Viet Thanh Nyugen’s ‘The Refugees’ is an exquisite short-story collection," 8 Feb. 2017 The underage ones, like him, had become bar sweeps or houseboys for Americans, while the older, luckier ones dodged army service, becoming thieves or pimps or rich men’s servants. Megan Mahew Bergman, The Mercury News, "Viet Thanh Nyugen’s ‘The Refugees’ is an exquisite short-story collection," 8 Feb. 2017 The underage ones, like him, had become bar sweeps or houseboys for Americans, while the older, luckier ones dodged army service, becoming thieves or pimps or rich men’s servants. Megan Mahew Bergman, The Mercury News, "Viet Thanh Nyugen’s ‘The Refugees’ is an exquisite short-story collection," 8 Feb. 2017 The underage ones, like him, had become bar sweeps or houseboys for Americans, while the older, luckier ones dodged army service, becoming thieves or pimps or rich men’s servants. Megan Mahew Bergman, The Mercury News, "Viet Thanh Nyugen’s ‘The Refugees’ is an exquisite short-story collection," 8 Feb. 2017 The underage ones, like him, had become bar sweeps or houseboys for Americans, while the older, luckier ones dodged army service, becoming thieves or pimps or rich men’s servants. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "Review: Viet Thanh Nguyen gives us the inroads to understanding “The Refugees”," 3 Feb. 2017 After school, Tyrus worked as a houseboy for two Pasadena families, earning 50 cents a day. Margalit Fox, New York Times, "Ginny Tyler, Mouseketeer on ‘Mickey Mouse Club,’ Dies at 86 JULY 24, 2012," 30 Dec. 2016

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1793, in the meaning defined above

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houseboy

noun
house·boy | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌbȯi \

Kids Definition of houseboy

: a boy or man hired to do housework

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