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noun [C]     /bɔɪ/
A1 a male child or, more generally , a male of any age : a teenage / adolescent boy As a young boy, my father used to walk three miles to school . You've been a very naughty boy! Their little boy (= their young son ) is very sick . All right , boys and girls , quiet down!Children and babies the boys B2 [plural] a group of male friends : He used to like spending Friday nights with the boys.Friends, acquaintances and contemporaries (also our boys) an approving way of speaking about your country's soldiers : We must not forget our boys serving far from home .Soldiers and people who fight in wars one of the boys a typical male : He plays baseball , drinks a lot of beer and generally acts like one of the boys.Kinds of menMen and women
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