potboy
noun Date: 1662 a boy who serves drinks in a tavern

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  • potboy — [pät′boi΄] n. Brit. a boy or man who serves pots of beer, ale, etc. in a public house or tavern * * * pot·boy (pŏtʹboi ) n. Chiefly British A boy or man who works in an inn or a public house serving customers and doing chores. * * * …   Universalium

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  • potboy — noun a) a boy employed as waiter to serve (pots of) drinks, as in a tavern b) a boy or man employed in a public house to collect empty pots or glasses compare busboy See Also: pot girl, potman …   Wiktionary

  • potboy — noun a worker in an inn or public house who serves customers and does various chores • Syn: ↑potman • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Potman — Pot man, n.; pl. {Potmen}. 1. A pot companion. [Obs.] Life of A. Wood (1663). [1913 Webster] 2. A servant in a public house; a potboy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potmen — Potman Pot man, n.; pl. {Potmen}. 1. A pot companion. [Obs.] Life of A. Wood (1663). [1913 Webster] 2. A servant in a public house; a potboy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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