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boyhoodnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈbɔɪ.hʊd/  us   /ˈbɔɪ.hʊd/
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.
(Definition of boyhood from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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boyhoodnoun [U]

 us   /ˈbɔɪ·hʊd/
the time when someone was a boy: Much of his boyhood was spent in Europe.
(Definition of boyhood from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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