One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A young man employed to do less important jobs in a business office.
- ‘Marvin, who was an office boy at the agency, is brought in later when pupil numbers increase.’
- ‘He began his working life as an office boy in City Hall at the age of 12.’
- ‘Notice the men in the foreground standing at their desks and the office boy towards the right in his stiff white collar.’
- ‘He then worked as an office boy; studied shorthand; and became reporter of debates in the Commons for the Morning Chronicle.’
- ‘I immediately reported to the parking attendance and security personnel on duty, witnessed by my office boy.’
- ‘He had joined the Railway Works as an office boy, and his duties involved walking through workshops where asbestos was used.’
- ‘Even the office boy knows that, given the current strength of the economy, with strong growth and labour and other shortages, stimulating further spending by tax cuts is foolish.’
- ‘His first art work experience was as an office boy and apprentice artist for Harper's Bazaar magazine drawing shoes.’
- ‘Jack was also the guy who mistook Gates for an office boy at the start of that meeting.’
- ‘He started as an office boy at Swindon but he used to walk through the workshops where asbestos was being used.’
- ‘He left school early to work as an office boy in a London underwriting and insurance company.’
- ‘He left school at 15 and began work as an office boy at his local electricity service provider.’
- ‘He began his life as an office boy and rose to become a cinema hall owner and producer.’
- ‘He started as an office boy and worked his way up to a place where he can laugh.’
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