boy

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boy

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Singular
boy

Plural
boys

A group of little boys
A group of boys in a fraternity
  1. (countable) A boy is a male child or teenager; someone who is not a man yet.
    He had a pretty wife and two little ones: a boy and a girl.
    My oldest son was a Boy Scout in England.
    The boys basketball team won five games in a row.
    Two teenage boys died in the crash.
    A 12-year-old boy stands at the window and watches two men outside.
  2. (informal) An immature man.
    "I am a grown man" "you are not a man, you are a little boy, you don't act like a man".
  3. (informal) A male animal.
    I told my mom I wanted a boy puppy, not a girl one.

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