boy - [boi] - /bɔɪ/
1. a male child, from birth to full growth, especially one less than 18 years of age.
2. a young man who lacks maturity, judgment, etc.
3. Informal. a grown man, especially when referred to familiarly: He liked to play poker with the boys.
4. a son: Sam's oldest boy is helping him in the business.
5. a male who is from or native to a given place.
6. boys, ( used with a singular or plural verb )
a. a range of sizes from 8 to 20 in garments made for boys.
b. a garment in this size range.
c. the department or section of a store where these garments are sold.
7. boys, military personnel, especially combat soldiers: Support the boys overseas.
8. Disparaging and Offensive. a term used to refer to or address a man considered by the speaker to be inferior in race, nationality, or occupational status.
9. a young male servant; page.
10. Offensive. (in India, China, Japan, etc.) a native male servant, working as a butler, waiter, houseboy, etc.
11. Nautical . an apprentice seaman or fisherman.
Interjection Also, oh, boy.
12. an exclamation of wonder, approval, etc., or of displeasure or contempt.
1250–1300; Middle English boy ( e ), perhaps after Old English Bōia man's name; cognate with Frisian boi young man; akin to Old English bōfa, Old Norse bōfi, Old High German Buobo man's name ( German Bube knave, (dial.) boy, lad)
Can be confused: boy, buoy.
During the slavery and Jim Crow eras, white southerners would use the term boy to refer to or address a black adult male, implying that black people were inferior. In the meaning “native male servant,” boy was originally used in colonial territories and in the ports of China, Japan, etc., through which trade with foreign countries was permitted by special treaty.
When the boy is ready to be married, his mother will initiate him in the use of the coca.
The boy tried to conceal the book, fearing the reaction of his grandfather.
In the final scene, fran mentions a boy that she dated years ago.
Women were thus better suited to these boy roles than actual boy s.
If he does then the boy who got discovered will go to bring new leaf and so on.
But she was paid some amount and left in charge of a kami boy .
Rather, the reading public was forced to wait two months to discover if the boy lived.
He was the only boy who paid yaz any attention, much to her horror and disgust.
Due to his youthful appearance he was often called the boy governor.