plural boyos
Ireland
: boy, lad

Examples of boyo in a Sentence

a novel about a self-assertive, self-reliant boyo growing up in working-class Dublin
Recent Examples on the Web As my old Irish grandmother once told me, boyo, never trust a judge with a name like a high school strength coach. We journey north next to Maine, where human bowling jacket Paul LePage is doing the governating thing again, with the usual results. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, 25 Aug. 2016

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Word History

Etymology

boy + -o entry 1

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boyo was in 1835

Dictionary Entries Near boyo

Cite this Entry

“Boyo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boyo. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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