link·​boy ˈliŋk-ˌbȯi How to pronounce linkboy (audio)
: an attendant formerly employed to bear a light for a person on the streets at night

Word History

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of linkboy was in 1652

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“Linkboy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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