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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More definitions of "boy":

  • (noun): A male human offspring.
    Example: "His boy is taller than he is"
    Synonyms: son
  • (noun): A youthful male person.
    Example: "The baby was a boy"; "she made the boy brush his teeth every night"
    Synonyms: male child
  • (noun): (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black man.
    Example: "Get out of my way, boy"

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 (1808–1884)

    “Avay with melincholly, as the little boy said ven his school-missis died.’
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

    A boy not beautiful, nor good, nor clever,
    A black cloud full of storms too hot for keeping,
    A sword beneath his mother’s heart— yet never
    Woman bewept her babe as this is weeping.
    John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)