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ship's boy

ship's boy
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Definitions of ship's boy words

  • noun ship's boy a male attendant, as a cabin boy, steward, etc., employed to wait on a ship's passengers or officers. 1
  • noun ship's boy a young man or boy employed to attend the needs of passengers or officers aboard ship 0

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Origin of ship's boy

First appearance:

before 1545
One of the 30% oldest English words
First recorded in 1545-55

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Parts of speech for Ship's boy

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

ship's boy popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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