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boy

play
noun, often attributive \ˈbȯi\

Simple Definition of boy

  • : a male child

  • : a young man

  • : a usually young man from a specified kind of place

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of boy

  1. 1 often offensive :  a male servant

  2. 2 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

  3. 3 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>

boyhood play \-ˌhu̇d\ noun
boyish play \-ish\ adjective
boyishly adverb
boyishness noun

Examples of boy in a sentence

  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



BOY Defined for Kids

boy

play
noun \ˈbȯi\

Definition of boy for Students

  1. 1 :  a male child from birth to young manhood

  2. 2 :  son 1 <She has two boys.>

  3. 3 :  a male servant





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