footboy (n.) Old form(s): Foot-boy, foot-Boyes
boy attendant, page-boy, servant on foot [accompanying a rider]
1H6 III.ii.69[Talbot to all, of the French lords] Like peasant footboys do they keep the walls
H8 V.ii.24.1[Butts to King Henry, of Cranmer] Who holds his state at door, 'mongst pursuivants, / Pages, and footboys
H8 V.iii.139[King Henry to Councillors, of Cranmer] to let this man ... wait like a lousy footboy / At chamber door
TS III.ii.68[Biondello to Baptista, of Petruchio's man] not like a Christian footboy
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