from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A boy who sells or delivers newspapers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A boy, or by extension a man, who delivers and/or sells newspapers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A boy who distributes or sells newspapers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A boy who hawks newspapers on the streets or delivers them at houses.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a boy who delivers newspapers
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Even the newsboy, inured to the short words of an unfriendly world, and usually quite indifferent thereto, was impressed by the asperity of the suggestion and moved somewhat hastily on.
The stranger listened to the sad story; and, having finished breakfast, he called a newsboy and bought a paper.
I hadn't yet lost the feeling that a newsboy was a sort of cross between an orphan and a beggar.
The newsboy is a most reliable employee, and the thing in him that keeps him at his arduous task generally makes him a successful man in the long run.
Swindle, 'Kenyon called a newsboy to him and bought a copy of the paper.
In this case he merely remarked in a sort of "newsboy" voice:
Ms. Vezirian, who sported a newsboy cap and a chartreuse sweater, had me strip and assume various odd positions Arms up!
In his very first adventure with Batman, bringing to justice the small-town crime boss who killed his parents, Dick worked as a newsboy and, if I recall it right, a bowling alley pin-setter.
Mondo's nattily attired in a black and white newsboy outfit, double swoon.
There was an almost perfectly-rounded mushroom-cloud of an afro, an “Applejack” newsboy cap dipped slyly to the side.