pa·​per·​boy ˈpā-pər-ˌbȯi How to pronounce paperboy (audio)
: a boy who delivers newspapers : newsboy

Examples of paperboy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The original card was collected by a 16-year-old paperboy in Baltimore named Archibald Davis. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 4 Dec. 2023 However, his first job around the age of 14 was as a paperboy delivering morning copies of The San Diego Union newspaper on his bike. Natallie Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 July 2023 The Bay Area native, a former Chronicle paperboy, has worked at The Chronicle since 2000. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 May 2023 The exec asked his paperboy where he was headed. Dewayne Bevil,, 9 June 2021 The cheery bell of the paperboy. Andy Meek, BGR, 20 May 2022 In this movie, Christian Bale stars as a paperboy who leads the newsboy strike of 1899. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 31 Jan. 2023 More than 60 years passed from when Mr. Thomas first folded a newspaper to toss on a porch as a paperboy to his retirement from the newsroom, in 2005. Bryan Marquard,, 3 Oct. 2022 The neighborhood paperboy, 12-year-old Edward Vernon, is bribed by the husband of the other shooting victim to go to the police. Joey Morona, cleveland, 5 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of paperboy was in 1876

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“Paperboy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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