what's a pantry boy?

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2004 (read-only)' started by phil meein, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. phil meein

    phil meein Guest

  2. Billy

    Billy Guest

    The lowest type of house servant. You would start as a pantry boy and hope to work up to a butler. A pantry is a food storage area.
     
  3. Colleen

    Colleen Guest

    > The lowest type of house servant. You would start as a pantry boy and hope
    > to work up to a butler. A pantry is a food storage area.
    But I think Mozza means it as some sort of *rent boy*- a play on the words pantry boy.
     
  4. ahem

    ahem Guest

    To call someone a jumped up pantry boy is to suggest they are acting above their station.
     
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