\ ˈbȯi-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce boyo (audio) \
plural boyos

Definition of boyo

: boy, lad

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Synonyms for boyo


boy, boychick (or boychik), callant [chiefly Scottish], lad, laddie, nipper, shaveling, shaver, sonny, stripling, tad, youth

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Examples of boyo in a Sentence

a novel about a self-assertive, self-reliant boyo growing up in working-class Dublin

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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, "School Is Starting Back Up, So Here Come the 'Safe Space' Culture Wars," 25 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of boyo

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for boyo

boy + -o entry 1

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