schoolboyish

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

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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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First Known Use of schoolboyish

1831, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of schoolboyish was in 1831

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“Schoolboyish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schoolboyish. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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