Definition of Golden boy

1. Noun. A man who is unusually successful at an early age.

Exact synonyms: Wonder Boy
Generic synonyms: Adult Male, Man

Definition of Golden boy

1. Noun. A young man who has become unusually successful at an early age. ¹

2. Noun. A favored youth, held in high esteem by others, and for whom there are high hopes. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Golden Boy

golden-beard penstemon
golden-crested kinglet
golden-eyed fly
golden ager
golden algae
golden aster
golden barrel cactus
golden boy (current term)
golden boys
golden calf
golden calla
golden chain
golden chinkapin
golden clematis
golden club
golden crown beard
golden crownbeard
golden cup
golden duck
golden eagle
golden eagles

Literary usage of Golden boy

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1. The Japanese Fairy Book by Yei Theodora Ozaki (1903)
"She called him Kintaro or the golden boy. Now the remarkable thing about this child was his great strength, and as he grew older he grew stronger and ..."

2. The Candle and the Flame by George Sylvester Viereck (1912)
"THE BALLAD OF THE golden boy FOR LEONARD ABBOTT VINCI'S brow in curious lines Of contemplation deep was knit. Fair dreams before his eyes alit Like water ..."

3. Southern Literary Messenger by Carnegie-Mellon University, School of Computer Science (1843)
"A golden boy, in semblance fair Of actual life, came forth, ... The golden boy is gone. The song And the symphonious harps no more Their Siren minstrelsy ..."

4. Gypsy Folk-tales by Francis Hindes Groome (1899)
"So she who had vaunted that she will bear the golden boy and girl, ... The midwife came and his mother, and she brought forth a golden boy and girl. ..."

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