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Meaning & Definition of Boy in English

English

Boy

/bɔɪ/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • male child
  • ,
  • boy

2. A friendly informal reference to a grown man

  • "He likes to play golf with the boys"
    synonym:
  • boy

3. A male human offspring

  • "Their son became a famous judge"
  • "His boy is taller than he is"
    synonym:
  • son
  • ,
  • boy

4. (ethnic slur) offensive and disparaging term for black man

  • "Get out of my way, boy"
    synonym:
  • boy

Examples of using

The boy is not tall.
His mother discreetly kept an eye on the boy.
Hell no, boy! That's not how you say 'spaghetti'! Take him away!