noun, often attributive \ˈbi\

: a male child

: a young man

: a usually young man from a specified kind of place

Full Definition of BOY

often offensive :  a male servant
a :  a male child from birth to adulthood
b :  son
c :  an immature male <separate the men from the boys> <boy genius>
d :  sweetheart, beau
a :  one native to a given place <local boy>
b :  fellow, person <the boys at the office>
c —used interjectionally to express intensity of feeling <boy, what a game>
boy·hood \-ˌhd\ noun
boy·ish \-ish\ adjective
boy·ish·ly adverb
boy·ish·ness noun

Examples of BOY

  1. It's a boy! She gave birth to a baby boy this morning.
  2. a nine-year-old boy named David
  3. Okay, boys and girls, it's time to play a game.
  4. Is this your little boy?
  5. That's my boy! Good job, Son.
  6. a group of teenage boys
  7. My parents want me to meet a nice boy and get married.
  8. Don't be so hard on him. He's just a boy.
  9. a poor boy from the north
  10. Wait till the boys back home hear about this!

Origin of BOY

Middle English
First Known Use: 13th century


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