school·​boy·​ish ˈskül-ˌbȯi-ish How to pronounce schoolboyish (audio)

Examples of schoolboyish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Teddy is easily the least sympathetic character, although Hudson gives him a dopey schoolboyish charm that belies his manipulative streak. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 5 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of schoolboyish was in 1831

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“Schoolboyish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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