Definition of "boy" []

  • A male child. (noun)
  • A son: his youngest boy. (noun)
  • Often Offensive A man, especially a young man. (noun)
  • Informal A man socializing in a group of men: a night out with the boys. (noun)
  • Offensive A male servant or employee. (noun)
  • A male child; lad; youth (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A man regarded as immature or inexperienced (noun)
  • A group of men, esp a group of friends (noun)
  • (esp in former colonial territories) a Black person or native male servant of any age (noun)
  • A jockey or apprentice (noun)
  • An exclamation of surprise, pleasure, contempt, etc (exclamation) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "boy" in a sentence
  • "If we think about ˜every boy sang™ analogously, ˜boy™ is the internal argument of"
  • "This boy I started to talk to before I was dating * the boy* ..."
  • "I say to you, mother, and oh, so earnestly: 'Go teach your boy that which you may never be ashamed to do, about these organs that make him _specially a boy_.'"