Meaning of “boyfriend” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /ˈbɔɪfrend/

A2 a man or boy who someone is having a romantic relationship with


  • He's a definite improvement on her last boyfriend.
  • She's just moved in with her boyfriend.
  • Have you met Fiona's new boyfriend?
  • She split up with her boyfriend.
  • Emma lives in london with her boyfriend.

(Definition of “boyfriend” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)