linkboy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

link (torch, light) +‎ boy (man, servant)

Noun[edit]

linkboy (plural linkboys)

  1. male servant or other attendant (regardless of age), employed to bear a torch or other light abroad at night

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References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967