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".
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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 ...
More definitions of "boy":
- (noun): (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black man.
Example: "Get out of my way, boy"
- (noun): A friendly informal reference to a grown man.
Example: "He likes to play golf with the boys"
- (noun): A male human offspring.
Example: "His boy is taller than he is"
Famous quotes containing the word boy:
“I was born a mechanic, and made a barrel before I was ten years old. The cooper told my father, Fanny made that barrel, and has done it quicker and better than any boy I have had after six months training. My father looked at it and said, What a pity that you were not born a boy so that you could be good for something. Run into the house, child, and go to knitting.”
—Frances D. Gage (18081884)
“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”
—Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (18351910)
“We read that the traveller asked the boy if the swamp before him had a hard bottom. The boy replied that it had. But presently the travellers horse sank in up to the girths, and he observed to the boy, I thought you said that this bog had a hard bottom. So it has, answered the latter, but you have not got half way to it yet. So it is with the bogs and quicksands of society; but he is an old boy that knows it.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)