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"boyfriend" in British English

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boyfriendnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbɔɪ.frend/
A2 a man or ​boy that a ​person is having a ​romantic or ​sexualrelationship with: He's not my boyfriend - we're just good ​friends! Cathy's ex-boyfriend was a really ​niceguy.
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boyfriendadjective [before noun]

used to refer to a ​loose, ​comfortablestyle of ​clothing for women that is ​based on men's ​clothes: a boyfriend ​jacket/​blazer boyfriend ​jeans
(Definition of boyfriend from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"boyfriend" in American English

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boyfriendnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbɔɪˌfrend/
a man or ​boy with whom a ​person is having a ​romanticrelationship
(Definition of boyfriend from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “boyfriend”
in Arabic صاحِب, خَليل…
in Korean 남자 친구…
in Portuguese namorado…
in Catalan xicot…
in Japanese ボーイフレンド, 彼氏…
in Chinese (Simplified) 男朋友, (男性)情人…
in Turkish erkek arkadaş, bir kızın sevgilisi…
in Russian возлюбленный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 男朋友, (男性)情人…
in Italian ragazzo…
in Polish chłopak…
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