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"boyish" in British English

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boyishadjective

uk   us   /ˈbɔɪ.ɪʃ/
used to ​describebehaviour or ​characteristics that are like those of a ​boy: a boyish ​grin She had her ​haircut 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   us   /-li/
He is still boyishly ​handsome at the ​age of 45.
boyishness
noun [U] /-nəs/
The ​actorradiateseager 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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