Definition of shop boy in English:

shop boy

noun

dated
  • A male shop assistant.

    • ‘My first job was as a Saturday morning shop boy in the village ironmonger's.’
    • ‘What an experience that was for a little shop boy who was suddenly walking on the same fairways as Arnie Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.’
    • ‘To top it all, this form of self-medication is continued once or twice a day as per the instructions of a medical shop boy who is either a standard five or eight dropout, and, by power of observation, assumes the role of a medical practitioner.’
    • ‘Shortly after this a man was marched back into the store and put into a small staff only room, guarded by a security guard and one of the beefier shop boys.’
    • ‘But I went on, waving my hand impatiently before my face and watching a white man who stood outside one of the stores with his hands on his hips, while a shop boy prised open a big packing case.’
    seller, salesperson, salesman, saleswoman, dealer, trader, tradesman, retailer, shopkeeper, shopman, shop girl, shop boy, sales assistant, assistant, wholesaler, merchant, trafficker, purveyor, supplier, stockist, marketer, marketeer, sales representative, door-to-door salesman, travelling salesman, commercial traveller
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