What is boy?

  • (noun): A youthful male person.
    Example: "The baby was a boy"; "she made the boy brush his teeth every night"
    Synonyms: male child
    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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... 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 ...

More definitions of "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"
    Synonyms: son
  • (noun): (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black man.
    Example: "Get out of my way, boy"

Famous quotes containing the word boy:

    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)

    The boy stood on the burning deck
    Whence all but he had fled.
    Felicia Hemans (1793–1835)

    A ball player’s got to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer. That’s why no boy from a rich family ever made the big leagues.
    Joe Dimaggio (b. 1914)