Advertisement - Continue reading below

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)

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 "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_.'"