errand boynoun [ C ]uk /ˈer.ənd ˌbɔɪ/ us /ˈer.ənd ˌbɔɪ/ old-fashioned
Examples from literature
- A retired merchant in New York secures him the situation of errand boy, and thereafter stands as his friend.
- He began his career as an errand boy in a law office.
- He had no wish to deprive the errand boy of the two dollars a week, which he probably richly earned.
- He is fourteen years old and employed as errand boy in a business house in New York.
- He worked in a shipyard for a bit, then I took him as a sort of errand boy and porter.