Definition of pageboy in English:



  • 1A male page, especially in a hotel or attending a bride at a wedding.

    • ‘Zerdith must have let his shocked, sorrowful emotions show on his face, because the young pageboy offered up a word of comfort.’
    • ‘But Ivor was also given a shock on the last day of the Christmas term when all the pupils in his class turned up dressed as bridesmaids and pageboys.’
    • ‘He left home while still a child, seeking his fortune in London, where he worked variously as a kitchen hand and hotel pageboy, and later as an actor and stagehand.’
    • ‘Flower girl was Caoimhe McHale niece of the bride and pageboy was Stephen Doherty.’
    • ‘The brides niece Ciara Cushen was a pretty flower girl and pageboy was Jamie Jackson.’
    • ‘If you were already planning to marry then you have to decide whether to carry a big bouquet, or wait until the child is two so that it can be a bridesmaid or a pageboy.’
    • ‘He started as a pageboy at the hotel in 1963 when he was just 15 after a two-week career in farming at Tollerton.’
    • ‘It is common for couples to have their own children present at their weddings, often as bridesmaids or pageboys.’
    • ‘The multi-layered marvel featured a mini church, eight bridesmaids, eight pageboys and a bride and groom, all made from sugar, and it took the artistic duo four days to make.’
    • ‘Then she simply stays in bed all the following day, drinking tea, eating chocolates and reading about strong-jawed, saturnine heroes and almond-eyed heiresses disguised as pageboys.’
    • ‘A teacher dressed up as a pageboy stood up and was tapping a mike.’
    • ‘Flowergirl was Sinead Gavaghan, niece of the bride and pageboy was Michael O'Brien, nephew of the groom.’
    • ‘Roisin Carroll and Zoe O'Keeffe were flower girls and the pageboys were Gavin Harty and Darragh Keogh.’
    • ‘The fashion shows will provide plenty of creative ideas for brides and grooms, but will also extend to include selections for the entire wedding party, ranging from flower girls and pageboys to the mother of the bride.’
    • ‘Her two daughters will be bridesmaids together with her two nieces, his niece, and her nephew and his nephew will be pageboys.’
    • ‘He beckoned to a hesitant pageboy, who had been lingering just outside of the room with the wine that Denwold had called for earlier.’
    • ‘The couple, who shared a home in Bolton Road West, Ramsbottom, had been together for three years and had a two-year-old son Luca, who was due to be a pageboy at their wedding.’
    • ‘She is excited about being a flower girl and we are also having a lot of bridesmaids and we have pageboys.’
    • ‘The beautiful flower girls were Mary Ann Lynagh and Serena Swaine whilst the pageboys were John Paul Swaine and Thomas Lynagh.’
    • ‘Well, I was a little bit chubby, and I didn't enjoy having to kneel on a cold stone step as the pageboy.’
    errand boy, pageboy, messenger boy
    attendant, pageboy, train-bearer
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  • 2A woman's hairstyle consisting of a shoulder-length bob with the ends rolled under.

    • ‘She seemed to be in her mid to late thirties, her chestnut colored hair cut in a short pageboy style.’
    • ‘Wrapped in an expansive plaid jacket, lidded with page-boy haircut, she looks like a celebrity teapot.’
    • ‘They live in a world that seems to have rolled off the television screen, dispensing to everyone bouncy pageboys, chiffon scarves and madras shorts, roller skates, Dentyne, and big fridges.’
    • ‘She nodded, her pageboy haircut sending a light brown wave of hair across her cheek.’
    • ‘Casually dressed in a white linen shirt and sporting a pageboy haircut, the Spanish star reflected on his career and family life in New York with wife, Melanie Griffith.’
    • ‘With a page-boy haircut, Julia Stiles inhabits the character of Paige with conviction.’
    • ‘His unusual clothing and strange pageboy hair cut had Ethan's eyes raising.’
    • ‘This great site invites you to take a step back into the past where you can relive classic hairstyles such as the bouffant, the flip, the pixie and the pageboy.’
    • ‘She asks, and for the first time, I look at her, really look at her, the line of her blond pageboy haircut, the crust of lipstick around her mouth.’
    • ‘Her sole thespian gesture is to toss her pageboy hairdo and look flustered, not much to base a performance on.’
    • ‘Wondering why she hadn't gotten a pageboy, or some other short style, she found she had a good view of her fellow students.’
    • ‘By the 1940s the trend towards uniformity had eased and hair could be worn shoulder length in a pageboy style or curling at the ends or bunched in curls on top of the head.’
    • ‘I went from wearing my hair in a pageboy to a new, short, chic haircut.’
    • ‘Her eyes blazed out of a heart-shaped face under a long, white pageboy haircut, ebony lashes framing their violet fire.’
    • ‘She was in her early thirties, blonde hair cut in a pageboy style.’