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  1. boynoun

    lad, brat, youth, knave, squirt, youngster

  2. boynoun

    Exclamation of surprise, pleasure or longing.

    Don't boy me!

    brat, knave, youth, lad, youngster, squirt


  3. boynoun

    A man of any age, used as a friendly diminutive, or of a man who is merely younger than the speaker.

    Whatever else you say about him, the boy can play.

    youngster, youth, brat, squirt, knave, lad

  4. boynoun

    A male servant.

    When the 'dipenda' (independence movement) in Belgian Congo turned violent, the white colonisators' often materially privileged black domestic boys were mistrusted and often abused as collaborators.

    knave, youth, lad, brat, squirt, youngster

  5. boynoun

    A non-white slave or labourer; a male African-American of any age.

    squirt, knave, brat, youth, youngster, lad

  6. boynoun

    A lower-class or disreputable man; a worthless person.

    youngster, youth, squirt, knave, lad, brat

  7. boynoun

    An adult male, particularly when used by straight women or gay men to refer to someone considered attractive.

    knave, youngster, brat, squirt, youth, lad

  8. boynoun

    Male (usually adult) friend; mainly used in the plural: boys.

    youngster, youth, squirt, brat, lad, knave

  9. boynoun

    A proud parent's son, regardless of age.

    That's my boy.

    lad, youth, brat, youngster, knave, squirt

  10. boynoun

    A caring owner's pet or working animal, regardless of age.

    Here, boys, heel; yes, Bobby, show the puppies how, good boy!

    youngster, brat, squirt, knave, youth, lad

Princeton's WordNet

  1. male child, boynoun

    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"

    son, male child

    daughter, little girl, girl, female child

  2. boynoun

    a friendly informal reference to a grown man

    "he likes to play golf with the boys"

    son, male child

    girl, female child, little girl, daughter

  3. son, boynoun

    a male human offspring

    "their son became a famous judge"; "his boy is taller than he is"

    son, male child

    daughter, female child, girl, little girl

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Editors Contribution

  1. a person that is a male

    it is a person who is a male & likes gross stuff!

    the boy was going to eat a worm!

    Submitted by wyatt.jones on February 10, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. boynoun

    lad, stripling, male child

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. boynoun

    lad, youngster, stripling, master, youth, son, minor, junior, youngling, cadet, chap, urchin, bub, sprig, callant, younker, hobbledehoy, gamin, gutter-snipe

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  1. Sheriff Troy Nehls:

    This is the worst kind of crime against a family, three crooks forcing their way into a home in the middle of the night is appalling. To make matters worse, they accosted a 7-year-old child. They’re cowards, to say the least. Nehls said the boy was transported to Texas Medical Center and was being treated for having some fluids in his lungs. MASKED MEN TERRORIZE TEXAS FAMILY, BURN CHILD WITH HOT WATER DURING HOME INVASION, OFFICIALS SAY Our staff is aggressively working this case. My prayers are with the family, he said on Twitter. The three men left with cash, jewelry and also took the family's phones after the hour-long ordeal, according to police. Authorities plan to release images from surveillance cameras near the home during a press conference on Tuesday. While police have not identified the victims, Mohamad Ghiritold KPRCon Monday he thought his brother was just late for work but finally in person was able to see the horror his face and description of the terrifying incident.

  2. William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act II Scene 6:

    But love is blind and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit; For if they could, Cupid himself would blush To see me thus transformed to a boy.

  3. Alaa Soboh:

    As soon as the two crossed, (Israeli forces) started screaming 'Go back, go back', and then they began shooting. The first one they shot was the girl ... the boy tried to go backward, when they fired seven bullets at him.

  4. Joe Southern:

    He’s a Boy Scout, active in church, volunteers at Brazos Bend State Park, there’s not a violent bone in his body. He’s just an excited kid for the movie.

  5. Ezichi Nwaogu:

    My favourite part was when the boy opened the door and saw the coronavirus, the monster, outside, and he slammed the door and had to go inside, and now I know that this is not the right time to go anywhere or outside.

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