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Definitions of boy

  1. To act as a boy; - in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. a friendly informal reference to a grown man; "he likes to play golf with the boys" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a youthful male person; "the baby was a boy"; "she made the boy brush his teeth every night"; "most soldiers are only boys in uniform" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black man; "get out of my way, boy" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. A male child, from birth to the age of puberty; a lad; hence, a son. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. In various countries, a male servant, laborer, or slave of a native or inferior race; also, any man of such a race. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A male child from birth to about sixteen years of age; a young lad; a male servant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. A male child: a lad. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. BOYISHNESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A male child; lad; youth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A male child; a lad of immature age. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A male child; a young lad; a familiar name for a man; applied to a man in contempt to indicate some defect. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. BOYISH. -BOYISHLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for boy

  1. Angel is Okola's boy and so is this Nangolat. – The Golden Skull by John Blaine
  2. Give me your man, boy – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
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