Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A boy who cleans shoes.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • When we express a dislike to the shoeboy reading his newspaper, I apprehend we do so because we fear that the shoeboy is coming near our own heels.

    North America

  • “I asked that little shoeboy three times,” said Mr. Henchy, “would he send up a dozen of stout.

    Dubliners

  • “I asked the little shoeboy, but he said: ‘Oh, now, Mr. Henchy, when I see work going on properly I won’t forget you, you may be sure.’

    Dubliners

  • "I asked that little shoeboy three times," said Mr. Henchy, "would he send up a dozen of stout.

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  • "I asked the little shoeboy, but he said: 'Oh, now, Mr. Henchy, when I see work going on properly I won't forget you, you may be sure.'

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