page boy


Definition of page boy 

1 : a boy serving as a page

2 usually pageboy \ˈpāj-ˌbȯi \ : an often shoulder-length hairdo with the ends of the hair rolled under

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The bridesmaids and page boys are scattered around them, smiling and making sweet faces (just look at George's huge smile!). Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Secret Way Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Honored Princess Diana in Their Wedding Photos," 24 May 2018 Prince George and Princess Charlotte will lead the pack as page boys and bridesmaids. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Meghan Markle Has Finally Chosen Her Bridesmaids," 16 May 2018 There were no tears as the bridesmaids and page boys made their grand entrance into St. George's Chapel. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Prince George Reportedly Comforted a Crying Bridesmaid During the Royal Wedding," 24 May 2018 Today, Kensington Palace released three official wedding portraits of the bride and groom, featuring their families and the adorable children who served as page boys and bridesmaids. Hanna Howard, Teen Vogue, "Royal Wedding: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Release Official Portraits," 21 May 2018 But those who are present: his older kid siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who are in the actual wedding as a page boy and a flower girl. Amanda Arnold, The Cut, "Kate Middleton Wears Yellow Alexander McQueen at the Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 The Royal Family at this wedding is bigger, now that Will and Kate have had children and Harry and Meghan made the decision to have a bridal party of ten, four more than William and Catherine's two page boys and four bridesmaids. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan and Harry's First Portraits Were Just Released–Here's How They Compare to Kate and William's," 21 May 2018 Each newlywed duo posed with their wedding party sitting around them — though Meghan and Harry had two more page boys and two more bridesmaids than William and Kate did. Diana Pearl,, "Casual vs. Formal! Comparing Harry and Meghan's Official Wedding Portrait with William and Kate's," 21 May 2018 Some of the 10 page boys and bridesmaids were also present, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Katie Nicholl, Vanities, "Inside Meghan Markle’s Mother’s First Meeting with the Royal Family," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of page boy

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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