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noun 
  1. A young male, usually a child or adolescent.
the boys were playing kickball in the mud.
  1. (racist, offensive, archaic, pejorative) A male African-American of any age.
  2. A male servant, regardless of age, especially in a colonial context and in numerous compounds. (Compare French garí§on; also adopted as such in various others languages, such as Dutch)
When the dipenda (independence movement) in Belgian Congo turned violent, the white colonisators' often materially privileged black domestic boys were mistrusted and often abused as collaborators
  1. (context, colloquial, always used in plural) Male (usually adult) friends.
I"m going out for a few drinks with the boys.
  1. A man of any age, used as a friendly diminutive, or of a man who is merely younger than the speaker.
Whatever else you say about him, the can play.
1977: I like the boy. — Australian entertainer w:Bert Newton, Bert Newton, to w:Mohammed Ali, Mohammed Ali at the 1977 Logie Awards, famously unaware of how insulting this is under the US usage above http://www.abc.net.au/thingo/txt/s1088100.htm
  1. An adult male, particularly when used by straight women or gay men to refer to someone considered attractive.
  2. (figurative, endearing) A proud parent's son (of any age.)
That's my .
  1. (figurative, endearing) A caring owner's pet or working animal (of any age.)
Here, boys, heel; yes, Bobby, show the puppies how, good !
Etymology: (wikipedia, dab=boy (disambiguation), boy)Probably , with cognates in Frisian (boi) and Dutch. There is also speculation that the word would originally stem from baby talk. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=BoyEtymology.


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