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Definitions of boy

  1. a male human offspring; "their son became a famous judge"; "his boy is taller than he is" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. offensive term for Black man; "get out of my way boy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a friendly informal reference to a grown man; "he likes to play golf with the boys" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black man; "get out of my way, boy" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. A male child, from birth to the age of puberty; a lad; hence, a son. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. To act as a boy; - in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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.
  10. A male child: a lad. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. BOYISH. -BOYISHLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. BOYISHNESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. A male child; lad; youth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A male child; a lad of immature age. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. 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.
  16. To act as a boy; -- in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage. mso.anu.edu.au
  17. In various countries, a male servant, laborer, or slave of a native or inferior race; also, any man of such a race; considered derogatory by those so called, and now seldom used. dictgcide_fs
  18. To act as a boy; in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage. dictgcide_fs
  19. boy, n. a male child: a lad: a young man generally, used for 'man' in Ireland and elsewhere: (Shak.) a camp-follower: (obs.) knave: a native servant in South India, China, a male negro slave or native labourer in the South Seas.--v.t. to play the boy.--n. BOY'HOOD.--adj. BOY'ISH.--adv. BOY'ISHLY.--n. BOY'ISHNESS.--BOY'S LOVE, a popular name for southernwood; BOY'S PLAY, trifling. [M. E. boi, boy; Fris. boi; Dut. boef, Ger. bube.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. Male child (strictly till puberty, loosely till 19 or 20, \'the bb.\' also of grown-up sons of a family); person who retains tastes or simplicity of boyhood; servant, slave, native labourer, male native, in various countries with subject races (cf. POST-BOY &c.); (familiar voc.) old, my, b.; the b. slang, champagne; boy-, often =male (b.-child), young (b.-husband); boy\'s-love, Southern- wood. [Dutch] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. See loblolly man Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. n. [Provencal German] A male child, from birth to the age of puberty; a lad. Sometimes used in contempt or familiarity for a man. Cabinet Dictionary
  23. A male child, not a girl; one in the state of adolescence; older than an infant; a word of contempt for young men. Complete Dictionary

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