One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A boy or young man who is employed to carry messages.‘I started off as a messenger boy for a fashion magazine’
- ‘He was given a job as a messenger boy.’
- ‘This was when shops employed messenger boys on bicycles.’
- ‘Though he says his job is to be the "messenger boy" it is much more important than that.’
- ‘His six-decade career saw him rise from messenger boy to chief executive of the newspaper group.’
- ‘At age 19, he began working as a messenger boy for British Gaumont.’
- ‘At the age of ten he had started working for the New South Wales postal services as a messenger boy.’
- ‘He became a telegraph messenger boy at the age of 14.’
- ‘Starting as a messenger boy, he worked his way up in an advertising agency before starting his own media agency.’
- ‘I'm just the messenger boy - I had no say in it at all.’
- ‘At the height of the fighting, messenger boys could not be used simply because of the dangers involved.’
- ‘He's just the messenger boy for the greedy corporate interests.’
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