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
The 3-year-old girl had been in the care of her mother's boyfriend — a felon with a history of domestic violence who went on the lam after the injuries came to light.
A murder charge against a Birmingham man in the 2015 fatal shooting of his sister's boyfriend has been dismissed under the state's Stand Your Ground law.
The robbery and fatal shooting were part of a crime spree by Tutor and her boyfriend, John Hughes.
DEAR CAROLYN: My boyfriend is divorced and the relationship with the ex is contentious and bumpy.
The property is owned by the mother of David Johnson III's sister's boyfriend.
An Ohio woman and her boyfriend have been indicted for the cocaine overdose death of the woman’s 9-year-old son.
The middle sister, Nova (Rutina Wesley), gets back together with her married white-cop boyfriend.
Dressing as Wonder Woman and doing a strip tease for your nerdy gamer boyfriend?
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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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