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  • noun Plural form of houseboy.

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Examples

  • With a trencher of porridge, and a dozen roasting ears, together with a half score of the bread balls such as I have already written about, Captain Smith can satisfy his hunger with great pleasure, and then it is that he declares he has the most comfortable home in all Virginia, thanks to his "houseboys," as he is pleased to call us.

    Richard of Jamestown : a Story of the Virginia Colony

  • By then, all the houseboys and gardeners inLes Sept Villashad drifted over to see whether the new American kids would ever see their mother again.

    When I Became a White Girl

  • Mom bought him a khaki uniform like the ones the other cooks and houseboys in the compound wore.

    When I Became a White Girl

  • Lawns left to die in the heat by insolent houseboys, beloved domestic pets deliberately overfed by careless housemaids and, lurking in the shadows of every European town, the terrifying and ever-present specter of dark-skinned men with an insatiable taste for white women.

    Let The Dead Lie

  • There were no maids—but some Aramcons hired Yemeni or African houseboys.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • There were no maids—but some Aramcons hired Yemeni or African houseboys.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • The houseboys and cooks from the neighboring houses came running, too.

    When I Became a White Girl

  • Lawns left to die in the heat by insolent houseboys, beloved domestic pets deliberately overfed by careless housemaids and, lurking in the shadows of every European town, the terrifying and ever-present specter of dark-skinned men with an insatiable taste for white women.

    Let The Dead Lie

  • Each bungalow has its own building manager, butler, chef and houseboys.

    Luxury On the Edge

  • I also dedicate this to Hannah Lily, without whom I would currently be living on a beach somewhere in the South Pacific, attended to by several houseboys and living off the savings from 15 years of increasingly lucrative corporate work.

    Tamar Abrams: Happy Mother's Day...You Earned It!

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