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bus·boyalso 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]
busboy- A person who clears the dirty dishes from diners' tables, so called from his "bus" or trolley.
See also related terms for tables.