Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A boy employed in a shop or store to carry the money received by salesmen from customers to a cashier and bring back the proper change.
“George secured a place as an overgrown cash-boy, and brought in two dollars and fifty cents a week, all of which, at first, he gladly contributed.”
“Why, you are the cash-boy," said the president, "and you bring the money to me, for I am the cashier.”
“Cath!" sang out Pip, in tones of command, addressed to a supposed cash-boy.”
“There's no charge for the cleaning," said the clerk, noting down Orme's name and address, and handing the soiled hat to the cash-boy.”
“Yet he rather liked to hear these legends of the iron kings, that were told and retold on Sundays and holidays; these stories of palaces in Venice, yachts on the Mediterranean, and high play at Monte Carlo appealed to his fancy, and he was interested in the triumphs of cash boys who had become famous, though he had no mind for the cash-boy stage.”
“He bids fair, though advanced in age, to live some years yet, to witness the happiness of his dear grandson, once a humble cash-boy.”
“The duties of a cash-boy are simple enough, and Frank had no difficulty in discharging them satisfactorily.”
“Our young friend is a cash-boy at Gilbert & Mack's, Mrs. Bradley.”
“I've been thinking, Frank," said Jasper, the next morning, "that you might get the position as a cash-boy.”
“Christian, keep an eye on the cash-boy, and make perfect pictures of themselves.”
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