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Definition of the noun water boy

What does water boy mean as a name of something?


  1. an assistant who supplies drinking water
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of water boy: waterer
    • more generic words: assistant / help / helper / supporter = a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

Alternative definition of the noun water boy


  1. A man or boy who regularly supplies a sports team or other group with drinking water.


"Water Boy" a.k.a. "Waterboy" is an American traditional folk song. It is built on the call "Water boy, where are you hidin'?" The call is one of several water boy calls in cotton plantation folk tradition.


Water boy: In the USA, a water boy is someone who works on the sidelines and provides water or other drinks to athletes. The phrase has also been used to described diminutive figures who serve another team or person in the business and political worlds, in a slightly derogatory manner. An unnamed water boy is documented in the 1869 New Jersey vs. Rutgers football game giving aid to a Rutger's player.

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Google previewSpecial Edition - Environmental Engineering Dictionary and Directory (2000)

by Thomas M. Pankratz

Water Boy® Package water treatment plant by USFilter/Microfloc. Water BuffaloTM Reverse osmosis unit by Mechanical Equipment Co., Inc. Water Champ Chemical induction unit by ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

hoi polloi, Illinois, Iroquois, mama's boy, misemploy, mooring buoy, office boy, overjoy, paperboy, poster boy, stableboy, teapoy, Tin- kertoy, water boy, whipping boy, whistling buoy, wonder boy; drugstore cowboy, hobbledehoy. - oyed.

Google previewWebster's II New College Dictionary (2005)

by Webster's New World Dictionary, Editors Of Webster's II Dictionaries

water boy «. One who keeps a group, as a football team, supplied with drinking water. wa-ter-buck (wo'tar-buk', wot'ar-J n. An African antelope of the genus Kobus, having curved, ridged horns and ...

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