office boy


Definition of office boy

: a boy or man employed for odd jobs in a business office

Examples of office boy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whitman started work as an office boy for a Brooklyn law firm, reading the novels of Sir Walter Scott in his spare time, and exploring every corner of New York. Elaine Showalter, The New York Review of Books, "Whitman, Melville, & Julia Ward Howe: A Tale of Three Bicentennials," 27 May 2019 Eventually working after school as an office boy and writing pieces for a local news service, Lee became an assistant at Timely Comics, a golden age imprint that would eventually become the infamous Marvel. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Remembering Stan Lee, the Marvel Comics Legend, Dies at 95," 12 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of office boy

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Office boy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of office boy

old-fashioned : a boy or man employed to do simple jobs in an office

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