messenger boy


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messenger boy

n
a boy who runs errands in order to earn money
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.messenger boy - a boy who earns money by running errandsmessenger boy - a boy who earns money by running errands
courier, messenger - a person who carries a message
pageboy, page - a boy who is employed to run errands
Translations

messenger boy

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messenger boy

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References in classic literature ?
Then he rang for a messenger boy and handed it to him for delivery.
Vasya, the messenger boy in Afanasy Ivanitch's shop, is better dressed
Messenger boys ran in and out with messages and telegrams.
I will take him to an office of the District Messenger Boys.
I have reached the office of the District Messenger Boys.
It was so new, so unexpected, that from Lord Kelvin down to the messenger boys in the telegraph offices, it was an incomprehensible surprise.
Support Christie Hennessy's strikingly high pitched voice sat well during his I Can't Stop Loving You and the considerable charm of his Messenger Boy showing an engaging performer who was hilariously self-effacing.
I shall not be a mere messenger boy for long,' he told himself.
He left school at the age of 14 to become a hotel messenger boy and later got part-time work playing the piano in local pubs and clubs.
I wanted to leave and take a job as a messenger boy.
Desperate for a career in showbusiness, he quit school a year later and took a pay cut to worked at Rank Studios as a messenger boy.
Before Sir Alf the England manager was simply a messenger boy, the man who collected the team list from a faceless committee of grey suits and pinned it up on the dressing room wall.