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Line breaks: paper|boy
Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪpəbɔɪ

Definition of paperboy in English:


A boy who delivers newspapers to people’s homes.
Example sentences
  • She conducted her affairs from her bed, even getting the paper boy to deliver the paper to her bedside every morning.
  • The circulation department rang every parent of every paper boy first, to check they were happy for their child to brave the weather.
  • Finally, at 4 a.m., I decided I'd just go downstairs and wait for the paper boy to show up.

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