Meaning of “boyhood” in the English Dictionary


"boyhood" in English

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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)

"boyhood" in American English

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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)