boyhood Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"boyhood" in British English

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boyhoodnoun [C or U]

uk   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 ​confusingperiod. It was his boyhood ​ambition/​dream to ​become a ​filmdirector. 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)
Translations of “boyhood”
in Chinese (Simplified) (男子的)孩童时期,少年时代…
in Turkish çocukluk çağı…
in Russian мальчишеский возраст…
in Chinese (Traditional) (男子的)孩童時期,少年時代…
in Polish dzieciństwo…
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