Busboy (1911)

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sun Jul 6 01:55:37 UTC 2003

>... Though we have citations for "omnibus" (see OED2 and DSUE), I believe
>that we still lack a citation for "omnibus boy."

There may not have been any "omnibus boy" in this sense. Perhaps the
development was

"omnibus" (= "waiter's helper", 1888 in OED)

 > "bus" (noun meaning "busboy": appears in MW2 and MW3)

 > "bus boy".

-- Doug Wilson

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