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- (South Africa, dated) A male gardener (of any age).
1933, R. E. Boddam-Whetham, A garden in the veld, page 126:
- So there are more garden boys. The two old faithfuls, John and Soufel, and one or two extra boys as they can be spared from the farm work: boys who come, receive instruction, and just when they begin to know a little, go away again.
- This term may now cause offence.