Definition of footboy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfo͝otboi/


A boy employed as a servant.
Example sentences
  • Still disguised as a boy, Mary found a job as a footboy to a wealthy French woman living in London.
  • She has closed herself off - sneering at the young lovers, ignoring the footboy and the beggar.
  • Over the years I have accumulated many footboys, slaves, fans and friends all over the world.

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Syllabification: foot·boy

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