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  • n. Plural form of newsboy.


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  • In like manner, the traveller at the busy station, when intent upon catching his train, is perhaps totally unconscious of the impressions being received from the passing throngs, the calling newsboys, the shunting engines, and the malodorous cattle cars.

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  • “In the Lock-out the newsboys was the first to strike.”

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  • A few of his brother officers grinned at him as he passed, and he blushed, but the dignity of the law must be upheld and the crime of gambling among the newsboys was a growing evil.

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  • The newsboys were the first to go, as they must be on hand at the newspaper offices early to get their supply of papers, and fold them in readiness for early customers.

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  • More than 600 guests crowded into the Twentieth Century Club, where they were met by Courier "newsboys" hawking the latest edition (the program printed to look like a vintage newspaper) and Carmon Rinehart posing as the great Courier photographer Charles "Teenie" - News

  • At the center of the narrative, the artists placed two newsboys, whose message ripples through the crowd, changing the looks on faces known and unknown (Cornelius Vanderbilt stands on the far right, for example).

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  • “The swells always feel sorry for the newsboys when it gets cold.”


  • During the 1900s in New York City, for example, newsboys, found on every corner or on a regular newspaper route, were often children of immigrants, and fought fiercely with each other for these jobs.

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  • Will Eisner, Jack Kirby, and Carmine Infantino were all urban newsboys as children.

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  • And if you'd like to read about newsboys and paper carriers, send me an e-mail with Newspaper Delivery in the subject line:

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