boy

noun, often attributive \ ˈbȯi \

Definition of boy

1 a :a male child from birth to adulthood
b :son
c :an immature male
  • separate the men from the boys
  • boy genius
2 often offensive :a male servant
3 a :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

boyhood

play \-ˌhu̇d\ noun

boyish

play \-ish\ adjective

boyishly

adverb

boyishness

noun

Examples of boy in a Sentence

  1. It's a boy! She gave birth to a baby boy this morning.

  2. a nine-year-old boy named David

  3. Okay, boys and girls, it's time to play a game.

  4. Is this your little boy?

  5. That's my boy! Good job, Son.

  6. a group of teenage boys

  7. My parents want me to meet a nice boy and get married.

  8. Don't be so hard on him. He's just a boy.

  9. a poor boy from the north

  10. Wait till the boys back home hear about this!

Origin and Etymology of boy

Middle English


BOY Defined for English Language Learners

boy

noun

Definition of boy for English Language Learners

  • : a male child

  • : a young man

  • : a usually young man from a specified kind of place


BOY Defined for Kids

boy

noun \ ˈbȯi \

Definition of boy for Students

1 :a male child from birth to young manhood
2 :son 1
  • She has two boys.
3 :a male servant


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