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boyishadjective

uk   /ˈbɔɪ.ɪʃ/ us   /ˈbɔɪ.ɪʃ/
used to describe behaviour or characteristics that are like those of a boy: a boyish grin She had her hair cut in a boyish style. Even as an old man he retained his boyish charm. She found his boyish good looks very attractive.
boyishly
adverb uk   /ˈbɔɪ.ɪʃ.li/ us   /ˈbɔɪ.ɪʃ.li/
He is still boyishly handsome at the age of 45.
boyishness
noun [U] /-nəs/
The actor radiates eager boyishness.
(Definition of boyish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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boyishadjective

us   /ˈbɔɪ·ɪʃ/
like a boy: She found his boyish good looks very attractive.
(Definition of boyish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “boyish”
in Chinese (Simplified) 男孩似的…
in Turkish erkek çocuğu gibi, çocukça…
in Russian мальчишеский…
in Chinese (Traditional) 男孩似的…
in Polish chłopięcy…
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