water boy

wa·ter boy
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er boi]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər bɔɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er boi]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər bɔɪ/

Definitions of water boy words

  • noun water boy a person who carries a canteen or bucket of drinking water to those too occupied to fetch it, as to soldiers, laborers, or football players. 1
  • noun water boy a person who sees that livestock is supplied with water, as by filling water troughs. 1
  • noun water boy a boy who brings drinking water to workers, as in the fields 0
  • noun water boy an assistant who brings drinking water, towels, etc. to athletes during the timeouts of a contest 0
  • noun water boy A man or boy who regularly supplies a sports team or other group with drinking water. 0

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Origin of water boy

First appearance:

before 1630
One of the 42% oldest English words
First recorded in 1630-40

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Parts of speech for Water boy


water boy popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 64% 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.

water boy usage trend in Literature

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