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altar boy Syllabification: al·tar boy
Pronunciation: /ˈôltər boi/

Definition of altar boy in English:


A boy who acts as a priest’s assistant, especially in the Roman Catholic Church.
Example sentences
  • He had a strong religious belief and was a daily mass-goer and in his younger days, he served as an altar boy in the Dominican Church which is located next door to where he grew up.
  • I was a sixth grader, an altar boy awed by liturgy, and determined to be a priest.
  • Dallaire grew up a French-Canadian Catholic, an altar boy, and a soloist in the choir.
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