houseboy
noun Date: circa 1898 houseman

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • houseboy — /hows boy /, n. houseman (def. 1). [1895 1900; HOUSE + BOY] * * * …   Universalium

  • houseboy — noun A male domestic servant …   Wiktionary

  • houseboy — house|boy [ˈhausbɔı] n old fashioned not polite a man who is employed to do general work at someone s house …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • houseboy — house|boy [ haus,bɔı ] noun count OLD FASHIONED a boy or man who works as a servant in someone s house. Many people now consider this word to be offensive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • houseboy — n. male servant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • houseboy — noun a boy or man employed to undertake domestic duties …   English new terms dictionary

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