boy

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɔɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɔɪ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(boi)


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boy

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [teenage, young, little, small] boy
  2. be a [good, big] boy [while I am gone, for the babysitter]
  3. (you're a) bad boy!
  4. [likes, gets involved with] (the) bad boys
  5. a [country, city, village] boy
  6. an [8] -year-old boy
  7. they have [three, twin] boys and a girl
  8. [gave birth to, had] a (baby) boy
  9. [hangs out with, is bullied by] (the) older boys
  10. he [likes, prefers, dates, is interested in] boys
  11. met a boy that I like
  12. a boy from [Minneapolis]
  13. boys will be boys
  14. let boys be boys!
  15. boys [and, with] their toys!
  16. that's my boy!
  17. (it's) boys vs. girls
  18. [hello, listen up, pay attention], boys and girls
  19. when I was [still, just] a boy
  20. no boys allowed!
  21. is [only, just, exclusively, solely] for boys
  22. she is (seen as) one of the boys
  23. is the boy next door
  24. is a story of boy meets girl
  25. [went to, attended] a school for boys
  26. [go bowling, play poker, shoot some hoops] with the boys
  27. [have, go on] a night out with the boys
  28. I'm taking my boy to the [office, game]
  29. the boys [in the office, on the board]
  30. I'm going to the little boys' room
  31. slang, UK: [this, some, the] old boy was [reminiscing, complaining]
  32. boy, am I [tired, thirsty, hot]!
  33. [having, going on] a boys' night out
  34. is [a member, part] of the old boys' club
n as adj
  1. [a member] of the old boy network
  2. is a boy scout
  3. is in the boy scouts
  4. a boys-only [school, camp]
  5. a boy band
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