page boy

noun

plural page boys
1
: a boy serving as a page
2
usually pageboy plural pageboys : an often shoulder-length hairstyle with the ends of the hair rolled under
Their hair was sleek, of a slightly other period, immaculate pageboys and French twists.Joan Didion
a pageboy haircut

Examples of page boy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bride arrived at the venue via a vintage Rolls Royce, accompanied by her page boys (including Emma Bunton‘s sons Tate and Beau) and flower girls. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 14 Jan. 2024 As a page boy, George wore a miniature version of the Blues and Royals coat that Harry and Prince William wore for the ceremony. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 25 Dec. 2023 Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip beamed from their seats and were flanked by bridesmaids Grace van Cutsem, Eliza Lopes, Margarita Armstrong-Jones and Lady Louise Windsor as well as page boys Tom Pettifer and William Lowther-Pinkerton. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 12 Oct. 2023 In July, the Daily Mail reported that Sienna served as a flower girl and Wolfie acted as a page boy at the wedding of Phoebe Williams-Ellis and Raoul de Lantsheer, which Beatrice and Edo attended. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 18 Sep. 2023 Edo’s son took on the role of the best man and page boy when his dad married Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter three years ago. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 18 Sep. 2023 According to the Daily Mail, 2-year-old Sienna served as a flower girl while Wolfie was a page boy. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 27 July 2023 Daughter Sienna served as a flower girl while son Wolfie was a page boy, per reports. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 July 2023 According to the Daily Mail, the black sheep jumper was rumored to have been a wedding gift from the mother of one of Diana's page boys. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 27 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of page boy was in 1859

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“Page boy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/page%20boy. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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