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call boy

Syllabification: call boy

Definition of call boy in English:

noun

1A person in a theater who summons actors when they are due on stage.
Example sentences
  • The call boy, Ferguson, was standing across the stage from the President's box, talking to Miss Keene.
  • Nimmo was then a call-boy at the Theatre Royal; and, going afterwards to London, he became head-manager at Mitchell's.
2A male prostitute who accepts appointments by telephone.
Example sentences
  • These categories are street hustler, bar hustler or dancer, kept boy, and escort or call boy.
  • Needless to say, my uncle is no call boy or gigolo, but a respected general practitioner.
  • ‘There is a need to work closely with these drivers and the call boys as a means of enhancing male involvement in the fight against HIV / AIDS,’ Ms Kazembe says.

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