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English definition of “boyish”

boyish

adjective uk   /ˈbɔɪ.ɪʃ/ us  
describes behaviour or characteristics that are like those of a boy: a boyish grin She had her hair cut in a boyish style. Even as an old man he retained his boyish charm. She found his boyish good looks very attractive.
boyishly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
He is still boyishly handsome at the age of 45.
(Definition of boyish from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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