Meaning of “principal boy” in the English Dictionary

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"principal boy" in British English

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principal boynoun [ C ]

uk /ˌprɪn.sɪ.pəl ˈbɔɪ/ us /ˌprɪn.sɪ.pəl ˈbɔɪ/ UK

the most important male character in a pantomime (= musical play for children) played by a woman

(Definition of “principal boy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)