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English noun: boy

1. boy (person) a youthful male person


SamplesThe baby was a boy.
She made the boy brush his teeth every night.
Most soldiers are only boys in uniform.


Synonymsmale child


Broader (hypernym)male, male person


Narrower (hyponym)altar boy, ball boy, bat boy, catamite, cub, farm boy, Fauntleroy, lad, laddie, Little Lord Fauntleroy, ploughboy, plowboy, schoolboy, Scout, shop boy, sonny, sonny boy


Antonymsfemale child, little girl, girl

2. boy (person) a friendly informal reference to a grown man


SamplesHe likes to play golf with the boys.


Broader (hypernym)adult male, man


Narrower (hyponym)broth of a boy, broth of a man, one of the boys

3. boy (person) a male human offspring


SamplesTheir son became a famous judge.
His boy is taller than he is.


Synonymsson


Broader (hypernym)male offspring, man-child


Narrower (hyponym)Jnr, Jr, Junior, mama's boy, mamma's boy, mother's boy


Instance hyponymEsau


Antonymsdaughter, girl

4. boy (person) (ethnic slur) offensive and disparaging term for Black man


SamplesGet out of my way, boy.


Broader (hypernym)Black man


Domain usagedepreciation, derogation, disparagement, ethnic slur









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