- (dated) A boy or young man who is employed to serve as an attendant for passengers or crew members on a ship.
a boy serving on a ship
- “cabin-boy” in Noah Webster, An American Dictionary of the English Language, volume I (A–I), 1st edition, New York, N.Y.: Published by S. Converse; printed by Hezekiah Howe, New Haven, 1828, OCLC 999480247.
- “cabinboy” in the Compact Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 2007) / “cabin boy” in the Compact Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 2007)
- “cabin boy” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.