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also bus boy  (bŭs′boi′)
A restaurant employee who clears away dirty dishes, sets tables, and serves as an assistant to the wait staff; a busser.


or bus′ boy`,

a waiter's helper in a restaurant or other public dining room.
[1910–15, Amer.; bus- short for omnibus]


- A person who clears the dirty dishes from diners' tables, so called from his "bus" or trolley.
See also related terms for tables.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.busboy - a restaurant attendant who sets tables and assists waiters and clears away dirty dishesbusboy - a restaurant attendant who sets tables and assists waiters and clears away dirty dishes
dining-room attendant, restaurant attendant - someone employed to provide service in a dining room


[ˈbʌsbɔɪ] N (US) → ayudante m de camarero
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