HyperDic: boy

English > 3 senses of the word boy:
NOUNperson boy, male childa youthful male person
person boya friendly informal reference to a grown man
person boy, sona male human offspring
boy > pronunciation
Soundsboy'
Rhymesbusboy ... tomboy: 9 rhymes with boy...
English > boy: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA youthful male person.
Examples
  • "the baby was a boy"
  • "she made the boy brush his teeth every night"
  • "most soldiers are only boys in uniform"
Synonymmale child
NarrowerFauntleroy, Little Lord FauntleroyAn excessively polite and well-dressed boy
ScoutA Boy Scout or Girl Scout
altar boyA boy serving as an acolyte
ball boyA boy who retrieves balls for tennis players
bat boy(baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment
catamiteA boy who submits to a sexual relationship with a man
cub, lad, laddie, sonny, sonny boyA male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)
farm boyA boy who has grown up on a farm
plowboy, ploughboyA boy who leads the animals that draw a plow
schoolboyA boy attending school
shop boyA young male shop assistant
Broadermale, male personA person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
Oppositefemale child, girl, little girlA youthful female person
Spanishchaval, chico, garzón, jovencito, joven, mozo, muchacho, niño, niño varón
Catalanal·lot, criatura, infant, marrec, menut, nen, noi, vailet, xic, xicot, xiquet
Nounsboyhoodthe childhood of a boy
English > boy: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA friendly informal reference to a grown man.
Example"he likes to play golf with the boys"
Narrowerbroth of a boy, broth of a manAn outstanding person
one of the boysA man who has been socially accepted into a group of other men
Broaderman, adult maleAn adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
Spanishmuchacho
English > boy: 3 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA male human offspring.
Example "his boy is taller than he is"
Synonymson
InstancesEsau(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
NarrowerJunior, Jr, JnrA son who has the same first name as his father
mother's boy, mamma's boy, mama's boyA boy excessively attached to his mother
Broadermale offspring, man-childA child who is male
Oppositedaughter, girlA female human offspring
Spanishhijo
Catalanfill

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