Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A boy or man employed to do housework.

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  • noun A male domestic servant.

Etymologies

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house +‎ boy

Examples

  • 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.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • 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.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • 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.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • 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.

    Bennett L. Gershman: Pardoning Criminals -- Appropriate Mercy or Perverting Justice?

  • I recall the houseboy's saying something about that was

    TEDBUNDY

  • 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.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • 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.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • 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.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • 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).

    The Rescue of John Steinbeck

  • 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.

    George Heymont: When the Claws Come Out

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