boyfriend

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA (key): /ˈbɔɪˌfrɛnd/ or /ˈbɔɪfrənd/
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Noun[change]

Singular
boyfriend

Plural
boyfriends

A girl kissing her boyfriend.
  1. (countable) Boyfriend normally describes a boy or a young man, who is in a love relationship with another person, when they aren't married yet.
    I didn't have a boyfriend, and I thought that it was because I was too fat.
  2. (countable) Boyfriend can also simply mean a friend who is male.

Note[change]

When the word is separated into two words, boy friend, it means simply a friend who is male.