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Difference between Call boy and Call man

call boy

1. a man who calls up actors in a theater for duty:

  • Indignant denials were interrupted by the call-boy knocking on the door and calling for Second Act beginners.

2. a messenger on a steamer, in a hotel, etc.:

  • He obtained summer work as a part-time messenger—a job referred to at that time as call boy.

3. a young male prostitute (who makes appointments by phone):

  • Hustlers fall into two categories: the street variety and models (call boys).

call mana man available for emergency call, such as a part-time fireman:

  • The call man nearest to the emergency situation was dispatched, since only one person manned the fire station.