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Definition of "choirboy" []

  • A boy member of a choir. (noun)
  • Informal A morally upright young man: "They're . . . choirboys—clean, scrubbed nothings—so there's no dramatic or psychological preparation for the explosion of killing” ( Pauline Kael). (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.

Use "choirboy" in a sentence
  • "Rocky stood behind her, grinning as innocently as a choirboy."
  • "My public image at that point, while not exactly that of a choirboy, still retained a purity and classiness."
  • "Sure, he's no choirboy - but he maintains the politically correct crowd should lighten up and forgive an old man."