What is boy?

  • (noun): A friendly informal reference to a grown man.
    Example: "He likes to play golf with the boys"
    See also — Additional definitions below

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".

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... 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 youthful male person.
    Example: "The baby was a boy"; "she made the boy brush his teeth every night"
    Synonyms: male child
  • (noun): A male human offspring.
    Example: "His boy is taller than he is"
    Synonyms: son

Famous quotes containing the word boy:

    My boy ... always try to rub up against money, for if you rub up against money long enough, some of it may rub off on you.
    Damon Runyon (1884–1946)

    Do you know how poetry started? I always think that it started when a cave boy came running back to the cave, through the tall grass, shouting as he ran, “Wolf, wolf,” and there was no wolf. His baboon-like parents, great sticklers for the truth, gave him a hiding, no doubt, but poetry had been born—the tall story had been born in the tall grass.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    Every boy was supposed to come into the world equipped with a father whose prime function was to be our father and show us how to be men. He can escape us, but we can never escape him. Present or absent, dead or alive, real or imagined, our father is the main man in our masculinity.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)