water boy


Definition of water boy

: one who keeps a group (as of football players) supplied with drinking water

Examples of water boy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Starting at age 6, Kernen served as a water boy for South, and watched his cousin, Dillan Halpin, help the Panthers to their first Patriot League title in 2012. BostonGlobe.com, "But thanks to the calming presence of 13 seniors and 16-year coach Scott Fry, Plymouth South bounced back with a win over reigning D4 South champion Dighton-Rehoboth (14-3) and a 15-9 comeback victory over reigning D5 state champion Scituate in consecutive weeks.," 22 Nov. 2019 To speculate about his talent is to set him off on a tangent about how BYU just needs an oversized water boy. Joan Niesen, SI.com, "The soon-to-be biggest thing in football has no idea what he's in for: Inside 425-pound Motekiai Langi's path to BYU," 21 July 2016 Conaway took over leadership of the probe after committee chairman Devin Nunes had to recuse himself as a former member of the Trump transition team and current Trump lap dog and water boy. Jeff Darcy, cleveland.com, "Trump's blarney on Canada trade: Darcy cartoon," 17 Mar. 2018 As a teenager, Braman was a water boy while the team went through training camp in the 1940s when the Eagles practiced in his hometown of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "South Florida automotive tycoon once owned the Philadelphia Eagles," 5 Feb. 2018 My father [Jim] played defensive tackle there and coached there under Bill Manlove, and my brothers [Mike and Jim] were water boys for the team. Rick O'brien, Philly.com, "Dan Connor leaves Archbishop Carroll football for Widener job," 18 Jan. 2018 Schwanekamp has known Ben for 10 years, going back to when Ben was a water boy for the football team. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Plainfield football star's moment of poor judgment on social media will cost him — and others," 16 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of water boy

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Water boy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20boy. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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