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boyhood

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈbɔɪ.hʊd/ us  
the period when a person is a boy, and not yet a man, or the state of being a boy: I had a very happy boyhood. The transition from boyhood to manhood can be a confusing period. It was his boyhood ambition/dream to become a film director. James Bond was a boyhood hero of mine. Young peopleChildren and babiesStages of life
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