: a male who engages in the pursuit of hip-hop culture or adopts its styles

Word History


b probably from break (solo instrumental passage) or break beat

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of B-boy was in 1982

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Cite this Entry

“B-boy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/B-boy. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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