copyboy
noun Date: 1888 one who carries copy and runs errands (as in a newspaper office)

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  • copyboy — n. young man who delivers copies and runs errands (especially in a newspaper office) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • copyboy — /ˈkɒpibɔɪ/ (say kopeeboy) noun (formerly) a boy employed in a newspaper office to run copy (def. 3) between journalists, copy editors, etc …   Australian English dictionary

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