from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A youth employed as a servant or page.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A serving boy, attendant, page with similar duties as an adult footman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A page; an attendant in livery; a lackey.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A boy in waiting; an attendant in livery; a lackey; a link-boy.


From foot +‎ boy. (Wiktionary)



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  • We placed ourselves at table, where having a chambermaid and a footboy for eye-witnesses, we kept within the bounds of brother and sister.

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 7 ch. 6

    September 30, 2008