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Boy vs. Poy

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Boynoun

A young male, particularly

‘Kate is dating a boy named Jim.’;

Poynoun

A support structure.

Boynoun

A male child or teenager, as distinguished from infants or adults.

Poynoun

A balancing pole used by tightrope walkers.

Boynoun

(diminutive) A male child: a son of any age.

Poynoun

A long pole, normally with a hook, used to push barges upstream.

Boynoun

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

Poynoun

A support; - used in composition; as, teapoy.

Boynoun

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

Poynoun

A ropedancer's balancing pole.

Boynoun

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

Poynoun

A long boat hook by which barges are propelled against the stream.

Boynoun

A younger such worker.

Boynoun

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

Boynoun

(obsolete) A male camp follower.

Boynoun

Any non-white male, regardless of age.

Boynoun

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?’;

Boynoun

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

Boynoun

Heroin.

Boyinterjection

Exclamation of surprise, pleasure or longing.

‘Boy, that was close!’; ‘Boy, that tastes good!’; ‘Boy, I wish I could go to Canada!’;

Boyverb

to use the word boy to refer to someone

‘Don't boy me!’;

Boyverb

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

Boynoun

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.’;

Boynoun

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.’;

Boyverb

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.’;

Boynoun

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’;

Boynoun

a friendly informal reference to a grown man;

‘he likes to play golf with the boys’;

Boynoun

a male human offspring;

‘their son became a famous judge’; ‘his boy is taller than he is’;

Boynoun

(ethnic slur) offensive term for Black man;

‘get out of my way, boy’;

Boy

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

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