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 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"
    Synonyms: son

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)

    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] (1835–1910)

    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 traveller’s 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 (1817–1862)