Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of shopboy.

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Examples

  • Among the youth-oriented stores opening in town are: Hollister, 600 Broadway in Soho, is big, bad and central, with model perfect shopgirls and shopboys to match; Crewcuts, whose upscale children's apparel is favored by the Obama girls, at 1190 Madison Avenue; Lemonade a new children's apparel concept at 1038 Lexington Avenue; and a reopening of Guess 'Soho flagship at 537 Broadway.

    Faith Hope Consolo: The Faithful Shopper: Retailer Report Card -- Power Push to Make the Grade

  • While waiting, Portuguese men, with brazen effrontery, asked permission to get into my carriage to see the procession better; the rude shopboys clambered up the wheels, hiding the view with their hats.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • The hostlers fly back, drawing off the cloths from their glossy loins, and away we go through the market-place and down the High Street, looking in at the first-floor windows, and seeing several worthy burgesses shaving thereat; while all the shopboys who are cleaning the windows, and housemaids who are doing the steps, stop and look pleased as we rattle past, as if we were a part of their legitimate morning's amusement.

    Tom Brown's Schooldays

  • One day Ascanio took to beating one of our little shopboys, who, when I came home from out of doors, complained to me with tears that Ascanio had knocked him about without any cause.

    XCIII

  • I had no assistants except some little shopboys, among whom was one of great beauty; he was the son of a prostitute called La Gambetta.

    LVII

  • At that we only occupied a quarter of this delightful garden, for it was divided into four by slender railings, and the three other sections were let out to shopboys, who came every Sunday and amused themselves by shooting at the birds.

    Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun

  • Housewives were still beating mats, shopboys washing down windows; ash-buckets stood in the gutter-ways, by door and ope, awaiting the scavenger.

    Hocken and Hunken

  • We had a fine lecture, with brilliant Irish metaphors and outbursts of rhetoric, addressed to an assembly of mechanics, shopboys, and young women, who could not, and perhaps had best not, understand that flashy speaker.

    The Bed-Book of Happiness

  • [Page 238] with brazen effrontery, asked permission to get into my carriage to see the procession better; the rude shopboys clambered up the wheels, hiding the view with their hats.

    The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton

  • One hears men and women of gentle birth using phrases which originate with shopboys; one sees them reading print which is addressed to the coarsest million.

    Born in Exile

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