American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A male servant in a house.
- n. A male domestic servant.
- house + boy (Wiktionary)
“You call the houseboy, tip him, and he gets to Ono before I do, Ono has time to destroy incriminating documents, Ono gives the houseboy a huge tip, and he splits it with you.”
“Consider -- if only for appearance's sake -- that you are the next of kin to a murdered individual, and the governor's "houseboy" -- the guy who busses his table or repairs his toilet -- gets a pardon after having been convicted for the killing.”
“I recall the houseboy's saying something about that was”
“This is Lee, Adam's Chinese "houseboy," who discards his faux pidgin in order to say profound things in impeccable English (he's been to college and, as a hobby, translates classic Chinese poetry into English).”
“As Mame's Japanese houseboy, Ito, whisks Agnes up the spiral staircase to try on one of her employer's outfits, Vera describes what it's been like to observe Mame go through one crazy scheme after another.”
“Mr. Steele you are a token houseboy in the truest sense of the word.”
“The Japanese houseboy and cook was expecting us and had prepared a delicious lunch to welcome us; and our appreciation of it was, indeed, proved by our eating.”
“On Tuesday night's "Late Show," Adam Sandler dished about his home life, including his funny solution to living with a house full of women two young daughters, his wife, grandmothers and a female dog involving a houseboy of sorts.”
“Another key narrator, Ugwu, is a thirteen-year-old houseboy who seems to react rather than act.”
“Ugwu was inspired in part by Mellitus, who was my parents houseboy during the war; in part by Fide, who was our houseboy when I was growing up.”
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