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In North America, a busboy, busgirl, or busser is a person who works in the restaurant and catering industry clearing tables, taking dirty dishes to the dishwasher, setting tables, and otherwise assisting the waiting staff.[1][2][3]

Notable former bussers[edit]

In popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ (2004.) "Busboy". The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, via Dictionary.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-19.
  2. ^ "Busgirl". Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1), Random House, Inc., via Dictionary.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-19.
  3. ^ a b c d e Schmich, Mary. (2007-08-24.) "Uh, no offense, but do you still say 'busboy'?" Chicago Tribune Web Edition. Retrieved on 2007-09-19.
  4. ^ Robert Downey Jr. Playboy Interview: December 1997