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Definition 1: a youthful male person - [noun denoting person]

Samples where boy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the baby was a boy
  • she made the boy brush his teeth every night
  • most soldiers are only boys in uniform

Synonyms for boy in the sense of this definition

(boy is a kind of ...) a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies

(... is a kind of boy ) a Boy Scout or Girl Scout

(... is a kind of boy ) a boy attending school

(... is a kind of boy ) a boy who leads the animals that draw a plow

(... is a kind of boy ) an excessively polite and well-dressed boy

(... is a kind of boy ) a boy who has grown up on a farm

(... is a kind of boy ) a boy who submits to a sexual relationship with a man

(... is a kind of boy ) a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)

(... is a kind of boy ) (baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment

(... is a kind of boy ) a boy who retrieves balls for tennis players

(... is a kind of boy ) a boy serving as an acolyte

(... is a kind of boy ) a young male shop assistant

Definition 2: a friendly informal reference to a grown man - [noun denoting person]

Samples where boy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he likes to play golf with the boys

(boy is a kind of ...) an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

"there were two women and six men on the bus"

(... is a kind of boy ) an outstanding person; as if produced by boiling down a savory broth

(... is a kind of boy ) a man who has been socially accepted into a group of other men

"he quickly became one of the boys"

Definition 3: a male human offspring - [noun denoting person]

Samples where boy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for boy in the sense of this definition

(boy is a kind of ...) a child who is male

(... is a kind of boy ) a son who has the same first name as his father

(... is a kind of boy ) a boy excessively attached to his mother; lacking normal masculine interests

(... is an instance of boy) (Old Testament) the eldest son of Isaac who would have inherited the covenant that God made with Abraham and that Abraham passed on to Isaac; he traded his birthright to his twin brother Jacob for a mess of pottage

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