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Difference between Flyboy and Flyman

flyboy—(U.S. sl.) a member of an air force, especially a pilot:

  • And, of course the infantry objected to the glorification of the flyboys.


1. (Theater) a man stationed in the “flies” to work the ropes, etc.:

  • The flyman may be said to carry some of the destiny of the performance in the hollow of his hand.

2. a person who drives a “fly”—a light vehicle as a cab or hansom:

  • When the proof of that journey was obtained from the flyman, the evidence would be complete.