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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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 on the Web Authorities said there had been forced entry into the home and, within a month, Reese was charged with murder, alongside her then-boyfriend and pastor, Jeffery David Brown. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Cindy Reese, Morris, Alabama woman convicted in husband’s killing, to be featured on NBC’s Dateline," 22 Oct. 2020 Jennifer Harrison attended a three-day Aftershock festival in Sacramento in October 2019, headlined by Slipknot, Blink-182 and Tool, and reviewed and photographed the event for an online magazine run by her boyfriend, Michael Pavlock. Richard Ruelas, The Arizona Republic, "Jennifer Harrison, Arizona Patriot leader, charged with felony identity theft," 21 Oct. 2020 The police search warrant was related to a drug investigation into Taylor's ex-boyfriend, who did not live at the home, and no drugs or money were found. Erin Donaghue, CBS News, "Breonna Taylor juror: "The grand jury didn't agree that certain actions were justified"," 21 Oct. 2020 Mattingly and another officer, Myles Cosgrove, fired into the apartment’s front entry after Taylor’s current boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, shot Mattingly in the leg. Fox News, "Louisville police sergeant involved in Breonna Taylor raid says she ‘didn’t deserve to die’," 21 Oct. 2020 Like legions of others around the world stuck in coronavirus lockdown, Ms. Ferrero and her boyfriend, David Ayala-Alfonso, began baking several months ago to escape unrelenting boredom. Natalie Kitroeff, New York Times, "2 Broke Artists Started a Bakery at Home. It’s a Pandemic Hit.," 21 Oct. 2020 Mattingly and another officer, Myles Cosgrove, fired into the apartment’s front entry after Taylor’s current boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, shot Mattingly in the leg. chicagotribune.com, "Louisville officer who shot Breonna Taylor said that she ‘didn’t deserve to die’ and that he fired in self-defense," 21 Oct. 2020 The verge-on-hysteria dialogue by smartphone between Veronica and her boyfriend, Billy (Andrey Lukyanov), is delivered in a monotone — a diametrical contrast to Veronica’s harrowing plight. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "Binational playmaking takes exuberant, revealing form in the Russian-American ‘Flash Acts’," 21 Oct. 2020 Pitzer’s boyfriend, Trevor Quinn, passed away in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. David Anderson, baltimoresun.com, "Harford families whose loved ones died during spring spike of COVID pandemic take part in musical tribute," 20 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of boyfriend

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of boyfriend was in 1822

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26 Oct 2020

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“Boyfriend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boyfriend. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for boyfriend

boyfriend

noun
How to pronounce boyfriend (audio)

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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