Boy

A boy is a young male human, usually child or adolescent. When he becomes an adult he's described as a man. The most apparent thing that differentiates a boy from a girl is that a boy typically has a penis while girls do not. However some intersex children with ambiguous genitals, and biologically female transgender children, may also be classified or self-identify as a "boy".

The term "boy" is primarily used to indicate biological sex distinctions, cultural gender role distinctions or both. The latter most commonly applies to adult men, either considered in some way immature or inferior, in a position associated with aspects of boyhood, or even without such boyish connotation as age-indiscriminate synonym. The term can be joined with a variety of other words to form these gender-related labels as compound words.

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... Roman-Egyptian funeral portrait of a young boy Sir Walter Raleigh and his son, 1602 Die Söhne des Künstlers Christian Leberecht Vogel Die Geschwister an der Ostsee, by Ernst Weise, 1915 ...

Famous quotes containing the word boy:

    Among the interesting thing in camp are the boys. You recollect the boy in Captain McIlrath’s company; we have another like unto him in Captain Woodward’s. He ran away from Norwalk to Camp Dennison; went into the Fifth, then into the Guthries, and as we passed their camp, he was pleased with us, and now is “a boy of the Twenty-third.” He drills, plays officer, soldier, or errand boy, and is a curiosity in camp.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    The boy seemed to have fallen
    From shelf to shelf of someone’s rage.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    Behind the steering wheel
    The boy took out his own forehead.
    His girlfriend’s head was a green bag
    Of narcissus stems. “OK you win
    But meet me anyway at Cohen’s Drug Store
    In 22 minutes.”
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)