What is boy?

  • (noun): (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black man.
    Example: "Get out of my way, boy"
    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 Weise, 1915 ...

More definitions of "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 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

Famous quotes containing the word boy:

    Although the stupid, unthinking world may approve what you have done, in your heart you know that, but for your treachery, the boy you loved would be alive today. If anyone is responsible for his death, you killed him, and for that murder you will live and die in the contempt and loathing of your own heart.
    Karl Brown (1897–1990)

    All that Shakespeare says of the king, yonder slip of a boy that reads in the corner feels to be true of himself.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
    Isaac Newton (1642–1727)