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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boy  \Boy\,  n. 
  In  various  countries,  a  male  servant,  laborer,  or  slave  of  a 
  native  or  inferior  race;  also  any  man  of  such  a  race. 
 
  He  reverted  again  and  again  to  the  labor  difficulty, 
  and  spoke  of  importing  boys  from  Capetown  --Frances 
  Macnab. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boy  \Boy\,  v.  t. 
  To  act  as  a  boy;  --  in  allusion  to  the  former  practice  of 
  boys  acting  women's  parts  on  the  stage. 
 
  I  shall  see  Some  squeaking  Cleopatra  boy  my  greatness. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boy  \Boy\,  n.  [Cf.  D.  boef,  Fries.  boi,  boy;  akin  to  G.  bube, 
  Icel.  bofi  rouge.] 
  A  male  child,  from  birth  to  the  age  of  puberty;  a  lad;  hence 
  a  son. 
 
  My  only  boy  fell  by  the  side  of  great  Dundee.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  Note:  Boy  is  often  used  as  a  term  of  comradeship,  as  in 
  college,  or  in  the  army  or  navy.  In  the  plural  used 
  colloquially  of  members  of  an  associaton,  fraternity, 
  or  party. 
 
  {Boy  bishop},  a  boy  (usually  a  chorister)  elected  bishop,  in 
  old  Christian  sports,  and  invested  with  robes  and  other 
  insignia.  He  practiced  a  kind  of  mimicry  of  the  ceremonies 
  in  which  the  bishop  usually  officiated. 
 
  {The  Old  Boy},  the  Devil.  [Slang] 
 
  {Yellow  boys},  guineas.  [Slang,  Eng.] 
 
  {Boy's  love},  a  popular  English  name  of  Southernwood 
  ({Artemisia  abrotonum});  --  called  also  {lad's  love}. 
 
  {Boy's  play},  childish  amusements;  anything  trifling. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boy 
  n  1:  a  youthful  male  person;  "the  baby  was  a  boy";  "she  made  the 
  boy  brush  his  teeth  every  night";  "most  soldiers  are 
  only  boys  in  uniform"  [syn:  {male  child},  {child}]  [ant: 
  {female  child},  {female  child}] 
  2:  a  friendly  informal  reference  to  a  grown  man;  "he  likes  to 
  play  golf  with  the  boys" 
  3:  a  male  human  offspring;  "their  son  became  a  famous  judge"; 
  "his  boy  is  taller  than  he  is"  [syn:  {son}]  [ant:  {daughter}, 
  {daughter}] 
  4:  offensive  term  for  Black  man;  "get  out  of  my  way  boy" 




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