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Boy vs. Knave

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Boy

A boy is a young male human. The term is usually used for a child or an adolescent.
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Knave

A dishonest or unscrupulous man.
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Boy

A male child.
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Knave

(in cards) a jack.
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Boy

A son
His youngest boy.
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Knave

An unprincipled, crafty fellow.
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Boy

Often Offensive A man, especially a young man.
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Knave

A male servant.
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Boy

(Informal) A man socializing in a group of men
A night out with the boys.
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Knave

A man of humble birth.
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Boy

(Offensive) A male servant or employee.
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Knave

(Games) See jack.
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Boy

Used to express mild astonishment, elation, or disgust
Oh boy—what a surprise!.
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Knave

(archaic) A boy; especially, a boy servant.
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Boy

A young male.
Kate is dating a boy named Jim.
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Knave

(archaic) Any male servant; a menial.
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Boy

(particularly) A male child or adolescent, as distinguished from infants or adults.
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Knave

A tricky, deceitful fellow; a dishonest person.
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Boy

(diminutive) A son of any age.
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Knave

(cards) A playing card marked with the figure of a servant or soldier; a jack.
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Boy

A male of any age, particularly one rather younger than the speaker.
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Knave

A boy; especially, a boy servant.
O murderous slumber,Lay'st thou thy leaden mace upon my boyThat plays thee music ? Gentle knave, good night.
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Boy

(obsolete) A male of low station, (especially as pejorative) a worthless male, a wretch; a mean and dishonest male, a knave.
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Knave

Any male servant; a menial.
He's but Fortune's knave,A minister of her will.
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Boy

A male servant, slave, assistant, or employee, particularly:
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Knave

A tricky, deceitful fellow; a dishonest person; a rogue; a villain.
In defiance of demonstration, knaves will continue to proselyte fools.
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Boy

A younger such worker.
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Knave

A playing card marked with the figure of a servant or soldier; a jack; as, the knave of hearts.
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Boy

A non-white male servant regardless of age, particularly as a form of address.
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Knave

A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
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Boy

(obsolete) A male camp follower.
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Knave

One of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince
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Boy

Any non-white male, regardless of age.
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Boy

A male animal, especially, in affectionate address, a male dog.
C'mere, boy! Good boy! Who's a good boy?
Are you getting a boy cat or a girl cat?
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Boy

A former low rank of various armed services; a holder of this rank.
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Boy

Heroin.
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Boy

A male (tree, gene, etc).
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Boy

Exclamation of surprise, pleasure or longing.
Boy, that was close!
Boy, that tastes good!
Boy, I wish I could go to Canada!
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Boy

(transitive) To act as a boy in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage.
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Boy

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.
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Boy

In various countries, a male servant, laborer, or slave of a native or inferior race; also, any man of such a race; - considered derogatory by those so called, and now seldom used.
He reverted again and again to the labor difficulty, and spoke of importing boys from Capetown.
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Boy

To act as a boy; - in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage.
I shall seeSome squeaking Cleopatra boy my greatness.
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Boy

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
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Boy

A friendly informal reference to a grown man;
He likes to play golf with the boys
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Boy

A male human offspring;
Their son became a famous judge
His boy is taller than he is
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Boy

(ethnic slur) offensive term for Black man;
Get out of my way, boy
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