boy

noun, often attributive
\ˈbȯi \

Definition of boy 

1a : a male child from birth to adulthood

b : son

c : an immature male separate the men from the boys boy genius

d : sweetheart, beau

2 often offensive : a male servant

3a : 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

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Other Words from boy

boyhood \ ˈbȯi-​ˌhu̇d \ noun
boyish \ ˈbȯi-​ish \ adjective
boyishly adverb
boyishness noun

Examples of boy in a Sentence

It's a boy! She gave birth to a baby boy this morning. a nine-year-old boy named David Okay, boys and girls, it's time to play a game. Is this your little boy? That's my boy! Good job, Son. a group of teenage boys My parents want me to meet a nice boy and get married. Don't be so hard on him. He's just a boy. a poor boy from the north Wait till the boys back home hear about this!
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First Known Use of boy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for boy

Middle English

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boy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of boy

: a male child

: a young man

: a usually young man from a specified kind of place

boy

noun
\ˈbȯi \

Kids Definition of boy

1 : a male child from birth to young manhood

2 : son sense 1 She has two boys.

3 : a male servant

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