news·​boy | \ ˈnüz-ˌbȯi How to pronounce newsboy (audio) , ˈnyüz-\

Definition of newsboy

: one who delivers or sells newspapers

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Keeping things casual, Pitt wore a T-shirt, jacket and newsboy cap. Joelle Goldstein,, "Brad Pitt Debuts New Tattoo of Man and His Shadow Near His Matching Ink with Angelina Jolie," 30 Aug. 2019 Abbott, who founded the Chicago Defender in 1905, wanted to showcase the talents of his newsboys. Marie Fazio,, "Bud Billiken Parade celebrates 90 years this weekend," 9 Aug. 2019 Susie, meanwhile, looks less comfortable in the surely sweltering heat, sticking with her typical, tough-gal New York City ensemble: slacks, a leather jacket and a newsboy cap. Michele Corriston,, "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Heads to Miami! See Rachel Brosnahan & Alex Borstein Poolside in Season 3," 7 Aug. 2019 The contractor, a compact middle-aged man wearing a black newsboy cap and a quilted black jacket, ushered Tokarczuk into the house. Ruth Franklin, The New Yorker, "Olga Tokarczuk’s Novels Against Nationalism," 29 July 2019 The news of the explosion spread over the city like wildfire, and the extra editions of the Tribune were purchased by eager buyers as fast as they could be handed out by the newsboys. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: In 1905 the gunboat Bennington exploded in San Diego harbor," 21 July 2019 Janelle Monae kickstarted the movement on day one by wearing Thom Browne’s irreverent separates and a playful red newsboy cap. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "All the Best Fashion From Wimbledon 2019," 11 July 2019 Neat blue-plaid vest, blue-striped shirt, newsboy cap and lots of keys hanging from his belt. Angela Hill, The Mercury News, "John Law, iconic Bay Area prankster, now has his own ‘art’ show," 5 July 2019 Paparazzi photos show the Duchess keeping a low profile in a black coat and newsboy cap. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Everything We Know About Meghan Markle’s Whirlwind Trip to New York City," 19 Feb. 2019

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1722, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of newsboy

chiefly US, old-fashioned : a boy who sells or delivers newspapers


news·​boy | \ ˈnüz-ˌbȯi How to pronounce newsboy (audio) , ˈnyüz-\

Kids Definition of newsboy

: a boy or man who delivers or sells newspapers

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