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boyish

adjective uk   /ˈbɔɪ.ɪʃ/ us  
used to describe 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.
Translations of “boyish”
in Chinese (Traditional) 男孩似的…
in Russian мальчишеский…
in Turkish erkek çocuğu gibi, çocukça…
in Chinese (Simplified) 男孩似的…
in Polish chłopięcy…
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