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boy

noun [C] uk   /bɔɪ/ us  
A1 a male child or, more generally, a male of any age: a teenage/adolescent boy As a young boy, my father used to walk three miles to school. You've been a very naughty boy! Their little boy (= their young son) is very sick. All right, boys and girls, settle down!the boys B2 [plural] a group of male friends: He used to like spending Friday nights with the boys. ( also our boys) an approving way of speaking about your country's soldiers: We must not forget our boys serving far from home.one of the boys a typical male: He plays baseball, drinks a lot of beer and generally acts like one of the boys.
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exclamation uk   /bɔɪ/ ( also oh boy) mainly US informal us  
used to express excitement, worry, disappointment, etc. or to emphasize something: Boy, that was good!
Translations of “boy”
in Korean 소년…
in Arabic وَلَد, طِفْل…
in French (petit) garçon, cow-boy, livreur de journaux…
in Turkish erkek çocuk…
in Italian bambino, figlio maschio, ragazzo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 男孩, 小夥子, 男人,男子…
in Russian мальчик…
in Polish chłopiec…
in Spanish niño, chico…
in Portuguese menino, garoto, moço…
in German der Knabe, der…-junge…
in Catalan nen, noi…
in Japanese 男の子, 少年…
in Chinese (Simplified) 男孩, 小伙子, 男人,男子…
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