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foot·boy

 (fo͝ot′boi′)
n.
A youth employed as a servant or page.

footboy

(ˈfʊtˌbɔɪ)
n
a boy servant; page

foot•boy

(ˈfʊtˌbɔɪ)

n.
a boy employed as a servant.
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There was only one other person in the room: a microscopically small footboy, who waited on the malevolent man who hadn't got into the Post-Office.
of course I mean that his glazed hat looks like a gentleman's servant, and not the wart upon his nose; though even that is not so ridiculous as it may seem to you, for we had a footboy once, who had not only a wart, but a wen also, and a very large wen too, and he demanded to have his wages raised in consequence, because he found it came very expensive.
The Irish maid Betty Flanagan's bonnets and ribbons, her sauciness, her idleness, her reckless prodigality of kitchen candles, her consumption of tea and sugar, and so forth occupied and amused the old lady almost as much as the doings of her former household, when she had Sambo and the coachman, and a groom, and a footboy, and a housekeeper with a regiment of female domestics--her former household, about which the good lady talked a hundred times a day.