fly·​boy | \ ˈflī-ˌbȯi How to pronounce flyboy (audio) \

Definition of flyboy

: a member of the air force especially : an aircraft pilot

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Chaotic camera cuts and shaky-cam strap the viewer into the cockpit with the flyboy. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "“First Man” Is a Film About Failure," 4 Oct. 2018 Star Wars has long needed its own Top Gun, a vehicle that focuses on those rebellious flyboys and flygirls in X-wings taking on the Empire (or First Order) in epic dogfights. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Going 'Solo': Here are 5 more characters who need their own 'Star Wars' spinoffs," 29 May 2018 The spirit greets a firefighting pilot who dies and then has to help a fellow flyboy who falls in love with the late dude's girlfriend. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "All of Steven Spielberg's movies (including 'Ready Player One'), ranked," 28 Mar. 2018 The dashing space flyboy with a headstrong streak is still the best X-wing fighter pilot in the Resistance. Jen Yamato,, "13 characters you need to know before seeing 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'," 15 Dec. 2017 Rey has been dispatched to an isolated planet to recruit Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to the cause, while hotshot flyboy Poe tangles with the pecking order of Resistance leadership. Katie Walsh, Detroit Free Press, "Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is an epic space opera," 12 Dec. 2017 Played by Veronica Ngo, Paige is Rose's sister and a Resistance gunner and pilot who gets some coaching from none other than famous X-Wing flyboy Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Meet new 'Star Wars' characters from 'The Last Jedi' including adorably evil droid BB-9E," 31 Aug. 2017 Fan favorite intergalactic flyboy pin-up, Poe Dameron (), is on the third cover, with friends Finn () and the droid BB-8 (as himself). Annie Leibovitz, HWD, "See the Cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Four Exclusive Vanity Fair Covers," 23 May 2017 Chris Pine plays Captain Steve Trevor, a spy and a flyboy who is used to playing the hero during WWI. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, "Wonder Woman: Chris Pine can be a feminist, too," 5 June 2017

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First Known Use of flyboy

1937, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of flyboy

US, informal + old-fashioned : a man who is a pilot in the Air Force

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