Definition of Boylike

1. Adjective. Befitting or characteristic of a young boy. "Schoolboyish pranks"

Exact synonyms: Boyish, Schoolboyish
Similar to: Immature, Young
Derivative terms: Boyishness



2. Adverb. Like a boy. "He smiled boyishly at his fiancee"
Exact synonyms: Boyishly
Partainyms: Boyish

Definition of Boylike

1. Adjective. Resembling a boy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boylike

boyhood
boyhoods
boying
boyish
boyishly
boyishness
boyishnesses
boyism
boykin
boykind
boykins
boyla
boylas
boyle's law
boyleite
boylike (current term)
boylovers
boyness
boyo
boyology
boyos
boyproof
boys
boys' club
boys' room
boys' toys
boys-and-girls

Literary usage of Boylike

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1. Kim by Rudyard Kipling (1905)
"boylike, if an acquaintance had a scheme, Kim was quite ready with one of hia own; and, boy like, he had really thought for as much as twenty minutes at a ..."

2. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1902)
"boylike, if an acquaintance had a scheme, Kim was quite ready with one of his own; and, boylike, he had really thought for as much as twenty minutes at a ..."

3. Outlines of Composition and Rhetoric by John Franklin Genung, Charles Lane Hanson (1915)
"In impulse I am boylike, but in reflection a man; and then I condemn the boylike action and make a new resolve. There is a period which marks the transition ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1882)
"... SALTILLO BOYS surpasses them in its narrative of bright, manly, and yet thoroughly boylike life. The story is one of real; Ufe ; the characters all have ..."

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