boy

noun, often attributive \ ˈbȯi \
1 a : a male child from birth to adulthood
b : son
c : an immature male
  • separate the men from the boys
  • boy genius
2 often offensive : a male servant
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 and Etymology of boy

Middle English

First Known Use: 15th century


BOY Defined for English Language Learners

boy

  • : a male child

  • : a young man

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


BOY Defined for Kids

boy

noun \ ˈbȯi \
1 : a male child from birth to young manhood
2 : son 1
  • She has two boys.
3 : a male servant


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