news·​boy ˈnüz-ˌbȯi How to pronounce newsboy (audio)
: one who delivers or sells newspapers

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Another Traverse City resident, Monty Montgomery, peddled 3-cent papers as a newsboy on Front Street during Prohibition. Sean Kingsley, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Jan. 2023 Could Mario’s trademark red newsboy-like cap challenge that dominance? Todd Martensgame Critic, Los Angeles Times, 29 Dec. 2022 The actress and activist, who will turn 85 in a few weeks, arrives at the Willard Hotel looking chic in a snappy charcoal blazer, a gray newsboy’s cap and an array of tasteful gold jewelry pieces. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2022 In the second, Ivery poses on a Vespa with son Eli in matching black newsboy caps and suspenders. Angela Andaloro,, 11 July 2022 Few salesmen can predict the future like a newsboy trying to sell a paper. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 5 June 2022 Guignard's wearing a unique silhouette in an icy baby blue while Fabbri is dressed like a newsboy. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 19 Feb. 2022 Graham is killing it with his newsboy-cap-and-scarf lewks. Sarene Leeds, Vulture, 1 Mar. 2021 Among her many bold Emily In Paris outfits — which included items like a pink Dior newsboy cap and a Kermit-green Chanel jacket — the fictional expat also showed off a taste for little black dresses. Eliza Huber,, 8 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1722, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of newsboy was in 1722

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Cite this Entry

“Newsboy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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news·​boy ˈn(y)üz-ˌbȯi How to pronounce newsboy (audio)
: a person who delivers or sells newspapers
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