Definition of Boy

1. Noun. A youthful male person. "Most soldiers are only boys in uniform"

2. Noun. A friendly informal reference to a grown man. "He likes to play golf with the boys"
Specialized synonyms: Broth Of A Boy, Broth Of A Man, One Of The Boys
Generic synonyms: Adult Male, Man

3. Noun. A male human offspring. "His boy is taller than he is"
Exact synonyms: Son
Specialized synonyms: Jnr, Jr, Junior, Mama's Boy, Mamma's Boy, Mother's Boy
Generic synonyms: Male Offspring, Man-child
Specialized synonyms: Esau
Antonyms: Girl, Daughter

4. Noun. (ethnic slur) offensive and disparaging term for Black man. "Get out of my way, boy"
Language type: Depreciation, Derogation, Disparagement, Ethnic Slur
Generic synonyms: Black Man

Definition of Boy

1. n. A male child, from birth to the age of puberty; a lad; hence, a son.

2. v. t. To act as a boy; -- in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage.

3. n. In various countries, a male servant, laborer, or slave of a native or inferior race; also, any man of such a race.

Definition of Boy

1. Noun. A young male human. ¹

2. Noun. A man of any age, used as a friendly diminutive, or of a man who is merely younger than the speaker. ¹

3. Noun. (rare) A male servant. ¹

4. Noun. (US offensive pejorative historical) A non-white slave or labourer; a male African-American of any age. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete pejorative) A lower-class or disreputable man; a worthless person. ¹

6. Noun. An adult male, particularly when used by straight women or gay men to refer to someone considered attractive. ¹

7. Noun. (informal) Male (usually adult) friend; ''mainly used in the plural: boys''. ¹

8. Noun. (context: endearing) A proud parent's son, regardless of age. ¹

9. Noun. (context: endearing) A caring owner's pet or working animal, regardless of age. ¹

10. Interjection. Exclamation of surprise, pleasure or longing. ¹

11. Verb. To use the word boy to refer to someone. ¹

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Definition of Boy

1. a male child [n BOYS] - See also: child

Medical Definition of Boy

1. A male child, from birth to the age of puberty; a lad; hence, a son. "My only boy fell by the side of great Dundee." (Sir W. Scott) Boy is often used as a term of comradeship, as in college, or in the army or navy. In the plural used colloquially of members of an assosiaton, fraternity, or party. Boy bishop, a boy (usually a chorister) elected bishop, in old Christian sports, and invested with robes and other insignia. He practiced a kind of mimicry of the ceremonies in which the bishop usually officiated. The Old Boy, the Devil. Yellow boys, guineas. Boy's love, a popular English name of Southernwood (Artemisia abrotonum);) called also lad's love. Boy's play, childish amusements; anything trifling. Origin: Cf. D. Boef, Fries. Boi, boy; akin to G. Bube, Icel. Bofi rouge. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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