news·​boy | \ˈnüz-ˌbȯi, ˈnyüz-\

Definition of newsboy 

: one who delivers or sells newspapers

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Here are nursemaids and newsboys; elegant sisters in their Sunday best; gentlemen out for a stroll in striped vests. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Black Dolls on Showcase at a Parisian Gallery Have a Poignant Story to Tell," 16 Mar. 2018 According to street style snaps and Instagram shots, the model is quite a fan of fiddler and newsboy caps. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Here's a Sneak Peek at Bella Hadid's First Design Collab," 28 Dec. 2016 Dawn Mitchell/IndyStar When The Indianapolis News began publishing in 1869, some of its busiest employees were the smallest and youngest: the newsboys. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "The crowd went wild when the Newsboy Band played," 12 Jan. 2018 Weisz and Craig both have children from previous marriages — Weisz has an 11-year-old son, Max, with Mother! director and newsboy-cap aficionado Darren Aronofsky, and Craig has a 25-year-old daughter, Ella. with actress Fiona Loudon. Madeleine Aggeler, The Cut, "Rachel Weisz and James Bond Are Expecting a Baby!," 20 Apr. 2018 At Coachella 2018, look out for newsboy caps like the one worn by Kaia Gerber post-catwalk. Alice Bell, Vogue, "These Are the Spring 2018 Street Style Trends to Take With You to Coachella," 6 Apr. 2018 Tucked into a conference room alongside a bearded Phoenix and swathed in a big comfy sweater and a newsboy cap, Ramsay comes across as genial and warm, chatting animatedly in a thick Glaswegian brogue. Christopher Wallenberg,, "Lynn Ramsay goes her own way," 5 Apr. 2018 Graphic knits, Chelsea boots, newsboy caps, faux fur accessories, velvet finishes — the choices come are endless. Georgia Murray,, "Winter Is (Still) Here: 5 Coat Styles To Wrap Up In," 21 Mar. 2018 You’re freshly married to Ryan Reynolds, the only man on Earth besides James Cromwell who should be allowed to wear a newsboy cap. Kenzie Bryant, Vanities, "Blake Lively’s Travel Advice Includes “High-Class Hoarding”," 21 Mar. 2018

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1722, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of newsboy

: a boy who sells or delivers newspapers


news·​boy | \ˈnüz-ˌbȯi, ˈnyüz-\

Kids Definition of newsboy

: a boy or man who delivers or sells newspapers

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