head boy


: an older male student in a British school who is chosen to have special duties and to represent the school

Examples of head boy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After processing into the Egyptian Hall for dinner, the head boy of Christ’s Hospital School, Zaphaneth Puplampu, gave a Loyal Address, traditionally given during the first official visit of a new sovereign to the City of London. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 18 Oct. 2023 Being head boy or indeed having any other position of responsibility in the English schooling system was unlikely to be in the cards for O’Connor, whose career in stunts and gags and general detention-earning charm had been somewhat stellar. Gaby Wood, Vogue, 17 Aug. 2023 The series also follows the escapades of Otis' best friend Eric (Ncuti Gatwa), swimmer and head boy Jackson (Kedar Williams-Stirling), and Otis' love interest Ola (Patricia Allison), as well as a large supporting cast of classmates. Wesley Stenzel, EW.com, 6 Apr. 2023

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“Head boy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20boy. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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