Definitions starting with Y

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youth boy

[ Atlantic (Collymore,CCD); also US dial. South (Brown 1976:36); cf. also Haitian gason lakou (lit. boy + yard) idem TDKF] n. a gardener/handyman: 1832 Employed all hands weeding...along with the yard boys (Farquharson 47). 1918 Command de yard-boys to get up de horses (Parsons 34). 1976 A family of a father, a mother, six children, a maid, a yard boy (Eneas 37). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-11-01 02:45
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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