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1. boy

noun. ['ˈbɔɪ'] a youthful male person.

Synonyms

  • sonny
  • schoolboy
  • Scout
  • male
  • cub
  • bat boy
  • ball boy
  • altar boy
  • male child
  • Fauntleroy
  • lad
  • ploughboy
  • sonny boy
  • shop boy
  • male person
  • catamite
  • farm boy
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy
  • plowboy

Antonyms

  • female
  • female child
  • juvenile
  • draftee

Etymology

  • boy (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Boy

  • underemploy
  • unemploy
  • redeploy
  • flournoy
  • destroy
  • quemoy
  • mcvoy
  • mcroy
  • mccloy
  • lacroix
  • illinois
  • employ
  • deploy
  • bolshoi
  • sgroi
  • savoy
  • polloi
  • mckoy
  • mccoy
  • malloy
  • lavoy
  • lafoy
  • enjoy
  • elroy
  • dejoy
  • decoy
  • alroy
  • troy
  • stoy
  • ploy

How do you pronounce boy?

Pronounce boy as bɔɪ.

US - How to pronounce boy in American English

UK - How to pronounce boy in British English

Sentences with boy


1. Noun, singular or mass
Randolph is a young boy who is well-behaved, but very quiet.

2. Verb, past tense
You also can dedicate songs to people, such as the birthday boy or girl.

Quotes about boy


1. Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2. The Lord has been there from wanting to be a momma, to having a wonderful childhood life and dreaming of having a good motherhood as a child; always wanting to meet a good old country boy and having someone to love as much as I love my husband Roland and having a little boy that is a mixture of the both of us.
- Ashton Shepherd

3. The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.
- Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

2. barrow-boy

noun. a hawker of fruit and vegetables from a barrow.

Synonyms

  • monger
  • dealer
  • barrow-man
  • trader
  • costermonger

3. boy

noun. ['ˈbɔɪ'] a friendly informal reference to a grown man.

Synonyms

  • broth of a man
  • adult male
  • broth of a boy
  • one of the boys

Antonyms

  • male child
  • feminine
  • androgynous
  • parent

Etymology

  • boy (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. boy

noun. ['ˈbɔɪ'] a male human offspring.

Synonyms

  • Jr
  • son
  • Junior
  • mama's boy
  • mamma's boy
  • Jnr
  • mother's boy
  • male offspring

Antonyms

  • female offspring
  • daughter
  • volunteer
  • civilian

Etymology

  • boy (Middle English (1100-1500))
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