paperboy

noun
pa·​per·​boy | \ ˈpā-pər-ˌbȯi How to pronounce paperboy (audio) \

Definition of paperboy

: a boy who delivers newspapers : newsboy

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Compare it to the plight of the newspaper paperboy on his paper route, the iconic part-time job of 20th century teenage boys. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Watch a World War II Training Cartoon Voiced by Mel Blanc," 8 Nov. 2017 At least Frankenstein looked scary; Mr. Zuckerberg looks like my paperboy. WSJ, "The Facebook Issue Is Really Property Rights," 4 Apr. 2018 But detectives had obtained a statement from a local paperboy, 12-year-old Eddie Vernon, who knew the Bridgemans and Jackson. Annie Flanagan, Smithsonian, "After 39 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment, Ricky Jackson Is Finally Free," 29 Jan. 2017 But detectives had obtained a statement from a local paperboy, 12-year-old Eddie Vernon, who knew the Bridgemans and Jackson. Annie Flanagan, Smithsonian, "After 39 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment, Ricky Jackson Is Finally Free," 29 Jan. 2017 The crowd lost its mind when freshman walk-on Jo Griffin, a 6-foot-1 inch kid who looks like a 1950s paperboy, flushed home a two-handed dunk. Jeffrey Lee Puckett, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville basketball fans find sweet relief in simply enjoying Red-White scrimmage," 14 Oct. 2017 But detectives had obtained a statement from a local paperboy, 12-year-old Eddie Vernon, who knew the Bridgemans and Jackson. Annie Flanagan, Smithsonian, "After 39 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment, Ricky Jackson Is Finally Free," 29 Jan. 2017 But detectives had obtained a statement from a local paperboy, 12-year-old Eddie Vernon, who knew the Bridgemans and Jackson. Annie Flanagan, Smithsonian, "After 39 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment, Ricky Jackson Is Finally Free," 29 Jan. 2017 Adult paperboys and papergirls then made the rounds via bicycle. Jack Nicas, WSJ, "All the Nudes That’s Fit to Print: Burning Man Has a Newspaper War," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of paperboy

1876, in the meaning defined above

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paperboy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of paperboy

: a boy who delivers newspapers to people's houses

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