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"boy" in British English

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boynoun [C]

uk   /bɔɪ/ us   /bɔɪ/
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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boyexclamation

uk   /bɔɪ/ us   /bɔɪ/ also oh boy mainly US informal
(Definition of boy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"boy" in American English

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boynoun [C]

us   /bɔɪ/
a male child or, more generally, a male of any age: Some boys were playing basketball in the schoolyard.
Boy sometimes means son: We have two children – a boy and a girl.
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(Definition of boy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"BOY" in Business English

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BOYnoun [U]

uk   us   ACCOUNTING, FINANCE
abbreviation for beginning of year
(Definition of BOY from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“boy” in British English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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