boy

play
noun, often attributive \ˈbȯi\

Definition of boy

  1. 1a :  a male child from birth to adulthoodb :  sonc :  an immature male separate the men from the boys boy geniusd :  sweetheart, beau

  2. 2 often offensive :  a male servant

  3. 3a :  one native to a given place local boyb :  fellow, person the boys at the officec —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 and Etymology of boy

Middle English


First Known Use: 15th century


BOY Defined for English Language Learners

boy

play
noun

Definition of boy for English Language Learners

  • : a male child

  • : a young man

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


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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