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

Definition of newsboy

: one who delivers or sells newspapers

Examples of newsboy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, research had shown that the person buried in a certain grave had been a newsboy. John Delapp, Houston Chronicle, "‘Voices’ event to bring Pasadena’s past to present," 29 Sep. 2020 Last month, the artist posted a snap of herself in front of a mirror wearing a black newsboy cap with a glitter Instagram filter. Hanna Flanagan,, "Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's 27-Year-Old Daughter Bella Shares Rare Selfie Debuting Blue Hair," 22 Sep. 2020 Weber donned the top hat; Skolnik and Petros put on throwback newsboy caps. Chris Erskinecolumnist, Los Angeles Times, "They’re getting ready to toast and serve L.A. hikers again. And the drinks really are free," 7 May 2020 Sophia Lillis is a technicolor dream in a plaid trouser-and-shirt ensemble, a jaunty newsboy cap sitting atop her bright auburn hair. Angie Jaime, Teen Vogue, "‘I Am Not Okay With This’ Star Sophia Lillis Talks Netflix Show," 4 Mar. 2020 In the wrong hands, the scarves would look dowdy, but Durran paired them with unexpected pieces—preppy plaid skirts, long crimson capes, jaunty newsboy caps—that gives them an oddball chic. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "How Jacqueline Durran, the “Little Women” Costume Designer, Remixes Styles and Eras," 13 Jan. 2020 Chris Vettel portrays newspaper mogul Joseph Pulitzer, and Nikita Burshteyn plays newsboy ringleader Jack Kelly. Sam Hurwitt, The Mercury News, "Extra, extra! ‘Newsies’ opens Woodminster season in Oakland," 2 July 2019 On the Riverwalk, one food vendor (an extra) wore an old newsboy’s cap. Christopher Borrelli,, "Behind the odd charm of the ‘Batwoman’ set in Chicago, even after they kicked me off," 2 Oct. 2019 Styles topped off the sumptuous outerwear with that Brit favorite, the newsboy cap, an item especially beloved by the Beckhams! Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Harry Styles Nails the Ultimate Rockstar Look in a Gucci Coat," 12 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of newsboy

1722, in the meaning defined above

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“Newsboy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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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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