from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A restaurant employee who clears away dirty dishes, sets tables, and serves as an assistant to a waiter or waitress.
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- n. Assistant waiter; one who clears plates from and cleans tables; one who buses
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a restaurant attendant who sets tables and assists waiters and clears away dirty dishes
When the busboy is giving you better than service than your waiter.
I remember how Dad thought being a busboy was a real good job.
Service is obviously still taking shape...we weren't offered any water, I had to ask for silverware & napkins, our dishes should have arrived simultaneously to avoid the "no go ahead and start without me" uncomfortableness, we had to wait a bit for the waffles since there was the snafu with the lemon curd, plus the busboy was a bit too intent on clearing our plates quickly.
I was a busboy at the Golden Nugget, cleaning tables at the restaurant.
Six-foot-eleven Stretch might tell us about the young ghost in his room the night before, and One-Armed Carlos would bus a table with his single appendage ten times faster than a busboy with twice the armage.
Adam has opened 30 restaurants since 1984, working his way up from age 14 as a busboy and dishwasher to becoming a successful restaurateur in the Seattle area.
Taylor, who married and divorced Burton twice on her way to eight marriages, casually dismissed Mr. Fisher as "the busboy."
There he worked as a busboy, waiter, whatever it took to make ends meet in Albany.
He worked as a comic busboy in Catskills resorts from age 13 and later worked in vaudeville and nightclubs, developing his trademark pantomimes, rapid-fire nonsense songs, and physical antics.
I heard her communicate in Chinese to her father and then I heard her speak to the Mexican busboy.
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