boyfriend

noun
boy·​friend | \ ˈbȯi-ˌfrend How to pronounce boyfriend (audio) \

Definition of boyfriend

1 : a male friend
2 : a frequent or regular male companion in a romantic or sexual relationship

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Synonyms for boyfriend

Synonyms

beau, boy, fellow, man, old man, swain

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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

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While Wednesday’s new (normal) boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, is visiting with his parents Mal and Alice, things go wrong and Uncle Fester must ask the Addams ancestors to stay out of their graves to help everyone through this, said Raben. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Welk’s ‘Addams Family’ musical opens Saturday," 5 Sep. 2019 Recently, my cousin (on his side) posted a picture of herself and her African American boyfriend on Facebook. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Racist dad seems unlovable to long-suffering child," 27 Aug. 2019 Recently, my cousin (on his side) posted a picture of herself and her African-American boyfriend on Facebook. Ask Amy, oregonlive.com, "Ask Amy: Daughter wants to cut off ties with racist dad but feels guilty," 27 Aug. 2019 Recently, my cousin (on his side) posted a picture of herself and her African-American boyfriend on Facebook. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Racist dad seems unlovable to long-suffering child," 27 Aug. 2019 The death of Meriden mother Perrie Mason days after police said she was beaten and strangled by her ex-boyfriend, may be one of more than a half-dozen intimate partner homicides in Connecticut this year, according to a group of victim advocates. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, "Victim advocates: Meriden mom’s death likely 7th this year at hands of intimate partner," 26 Aug. 2019 Through Iris, her parents Po’ Boy and Sabe, her ex-boyfriend Aubrey, and their daughter Melody, Woodson, 56, explores each character’s experience navigating class, gender, and sexuality. Kate Dwyer, Marie Claire, "Jacqueline Woodson's Red At The Bone Takes On Race, Sexuality, and Class," 22 Aug. 2019 Just last year, officials said a 16-year-old student at Great Mills High School was killed in the hallways after a shooting involving her ex-boyfriend, who then shot himself. baltimoresun.com, "The two sides of the Maryland gun debate," 9 Aug. 2019 Ortiz is the co-owner of the bar along with her boyfriend, David Noriega, an entrepreneur who owns a chain of comic book shops. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "I tried to pay with bitcoin at a Mexico City bar—it didn’t go well," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of boyfriend

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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boyfriend

noun

English Language Learners Definition of boyfriend

: a man that someone is having a romantic or sexual relationship with

boyfriend

noun
boy·​friend | \ ˈbȯi-ˌfrend How to pronounce boyfriend (audio) \

Kids Definition of boyfriend

: a man or boy involved in a romantic relationship

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