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schoolboy

noun school·boy \ ˈskül-ˌbȯi \

Definition of schoolboy

:a boy attending school

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First Known Use of schoolboy

1588


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schoolboy

adjective

Definition of schoolboy

1 :of, relating to, or characteristic of a schoolboy
  • schoolboy pranks
2 :of, relating to, or being a sport for high school or prep school boys; also :being one who participates in such sports

First Known Use of schoolboy

1645


SCHOOLBOY Defined for English Language Learners

schoolboy

noun

Definition of schoolboy for English Language Learners

  • : a boy who goes to a school


SCHOOLBOY Defined for Kids

schoolboy

noun school·boy \ ˈskül-ˌbȯi \

Definition of schoolboy for Students

:a boy who goes to school


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