linkboy

noun
link·​boy | \ ˈliŋk-ˌbȯi How to pronounce linkboy (audio) \

Definition of linkboy

: an attendant formerly employed to bear a light for a person on the streets at night

First Known Use of linkboy

1652, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of linkboy was in 1652

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“Linkboy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linkboy. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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