page boy

noun

Definition of page boy

1 : a boy serving as a page
2 usually pageboy \ ˈpāj-​ˌbȯi How to pronounce page boy (audio) \ : an often shoulder-length hairdo with the ends of the hair rolled under

Examples of page boy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The two older Cambridge kids have served as a page boy and a bridesmaid in a number of nuptials, both royal and civilian in recent years—so their absence from Princess Beatrice's wedding portraits is particularly noticeable. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Why Prince William and Kate Middleton Likely Weren't at Princess Beatrice's Wedding," 18 July 2020 Buckingham Palace confirmed this morning that Edoardo’s son Wolfie served as a page boy in the royal wedding and as his father’s best man. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's Son Wolfie Played an "Important Role" in the Royal Wedding," 18 July 2020 Wolfie, born in 2016, played an important role in Edoardo and Beatrice's surprise Windsor nuptials last week serving as both the best man and page boy. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Beatrice Is Already a "Hands-on" Stepmom," 24 July 2020 The young boy played a central role in the couple's recent Windsor wedding, acting as Mapelli Mozzi's best man and also the ceremony's page boy. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Beatrice Is Already a "Hands-on" Stepmom," 24 July 2020 Wolfie, Mozzi's son from a previous relationship, filled the role of page boy during the ceremony, and served as his father's best man. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Why Prince William and Kate Middleton Likely Weren't at Princess Beatrice's Wedding," 18 July 2020 The Flower Girls and Page Boys Princess Charlotte, 3, will reportedly be a flower girl and Prince George, who will turn 5 this month, will be a page boy at Eugenie and Jack's wedding. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Everything You Need to Know About Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Wedding," 18 July 2018 It is believed that Archie stayed with Meghan’s close pal Jessica Mulroney, whose three children served as page boys and a flower girl in the couple’s royal wedding in May 2018. Phil Boucher, PEOPLE.com, "Queen Elizabeth Emerges Looking Stern-Faced for First Time Since Meghan and Harry Bombshell," 10 Jan. 2020 Princess Anne's two children, Peter and Zara Phillips, served as a page boy and bridesmaid in the wedding party. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "A Complete Timeline of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's Relationship," 8 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of page boy

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Page boy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/page%20boy. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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