Definition of boyfriend
1 : a male friend
2 : a frequent or regular male companion in a romantic or sexual relationship
Examples of boyfriend in a Sentence
My boyfriend and I have only been dating for a couple of months.
her boyfriend always brings her flowers for Valentine's Day
Recent Examples of boyfriend from the Web
Prosecutors allege that Brewer was upset with Brock, who was the boyfriend of her granddaughter.
The girls are under contract not to have boyfriends—presumably to encourage fans to project their own fantasies onto their favourite band members.
In season two of Girls, Lena Dunham’s character Hannah Horvath gives a piece of writing to her boyfriend (Donald Glover), a black conservative.
At the age of 19, Andrew Suh fatally shot his sister's boyfriend, Robert O'Dubaine, at her insistence.
Miranda and her boyfriend Daniel* have been together for almost two years.
Grubbs married her boyfriend, Robert Phillips, now the CEO of a Sacramento nonprofit, four months after the surgery.
Roberts is Danielle Branch's boyfriend, said Christy Branch, Madison's aunt.
Jackisha Bayard, 21, was gunned down by her boyfriend Gregory Brown Jr. on Friday morning in Miami, police say.
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First Known Use of boyfriend
BOYFRIEND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of boyfriend for English Language Learners
: a man that someone is having a romantic or sexual relationship with
BOYFRIEND Defined for Kids
Definition of boyfriend for Students
: a man or boy involved in a romantic relationship
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