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boyfriend

noun [C] uk   /ˈbɔɪ.frend/ us  
A2 a man or boy that a person is having a romantic or sexual relationship with: He's not my boyfriend - we're just good friends! Cathy's ex-boyfriend was a really nice guy.
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in Korean 남자 친구…
in Arabic صاحِب, خَليل…
in Portuguese namorado…
in Catalan xicot…
in Japanese ボーイフレンド, 彼氏…
in Italian ragazzo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 男朋友, (男性)情人…
in Russian возлюбленный…
in Turkish erkek arkadaş, bir kızın sevgilisi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 男朋友, (男性)情人…
in Polish chłopak…
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