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Meaning of BOY

Pronunciation:  boy

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  offensive term for Black man; "get out of my way boy"
  2. [n]  a friendly informal reference to a grown man; "he likes to play golf with the boys"
  3. [n]  a youthful male person; "the baby was a boy"; "she made the boy brush his teeth every night"; "most soldiers are only boys in uniform"
  4. [n]  a male human offspring; "their son became a famous judge"; "his boy is taller than he is"

BOY is a 3 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: male child, son
 Antonyms: daughter, female child, girl, little girl
 See Also: adult male, altar boy, ball boy, bat boy, boy scout, broth of a boy, broth of a man, coon, cub, Esau, farm boy, Fauntleroy, jigaboo, Jnr, Jr, Junior, lad, laddie, Little Lord Fauntleroy, male, male offspring, male person, mama's boy, mamma's boy, man, man-child, mother's boy, nigger, nigra, one of the boys, ploughboy, plowboy, schoolboy, shop boy, sonny, sonny boy, spade



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Boy\, n. [Cf. D. boef, Fries. boi, boy; akin to G. bube,
    Icel. bofi rouge.]
    A male child, from birth to the age of puberty; a lad; hence,
    a son.
          My only boy fell by the side of great Dundee. --Sir W.
    Note: Boy is often used as a term of comradeship, as in
          college, or in the army or navy. In the plural used
          colloquially of members of an associaton, fraternity,
          or party.
    {Boy bishop}, a boy (usually a chorister) elected bishop, in
       old Christian sports, and invested with robes and other
       insignia. He practiced a kind of mimicry of the ceremonies
       in which the bishop usually officiated.
    {The Old Boy}, the Devil. [Slang]
    {Yellow boys}, guineas. [Slang, Eng.]
    {Boy's love}, a popular English name of Southernwood
       ({Artemisia abrotonum}); -- called also {lad's love}.
    {Boy's play}, childish amusements; anything trifling.
  2. \Boy\, v. t.
    To act as a boy; -- in allusion to the former practice of
    boys acting women's parts on the stage.
          I shall see Some squeaking Cleopatra boy my greatness.
  3. \Boy\, n.
    In various countries, a male servant, laborer, or slave of a
    native or inferior race; also, any man of such a race.
          He reverted again and again to the labor difficulty,
          and spoke of importing boys from Capetown. --Frances
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: If you are female and dream that you see or are a boy, then it indicates that you are developing the masculine aspects of character. Alternatively, it may represent your feelings about a real-life boy who is important and significant to you. You may have a crush on this boy and your waking thoughts of him has carried over into the dream world. Your motherly instincts may be taking over. If you are an adult male and dream that you see or are a boy, then it suggests your playful, innocent, childlike nature. Alternatively, it can symbolize the immature aspects of yourself that still needs to grow. Your inner child may be trying to draw your attention to parts of yourself that you need to recognize and acknowledge.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: American Indian, Amerind, Australian aborigine, black, black man, blackfellow, bloke, brown man, bub, bubba, buck, bud, buddy, burrhead, Bushman, Caucasian, chauffeur, coachman, colored person, colt, coon, cub, darky, driver, equerry, fellow, fledgling, gamin, gardener, gee, gent, gentleman, gillie, goody, gook, guy, he, hobbledehoy, honky, houseboy, houseman, Indian, jigaboo, jungle bunny, lad, laddie, lord-in-waiting, Malayan, man, manchild, manservant, master, Mister Charley, Mongolian, muchacho, Negrillo, Negrito, Negro, nigger, niggra, ofay, Oriental, paleface, pup, puppy, pygmy, ragamuffin, Red Indian, red man, redskin, schoolboy, slant-eye, small fry, son, sonny, sonny boy, spade, street arab, stripling, tad, the Man, urchin, valet, valet de chambre, WASP, whelp, whippersnapper, white, white man, whitey, yellow man, young man, youth