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principal boy

noun [C] uk   us   UK
the most important male character in a pantomime (= musical play for children) played by a woman
Translations of “principal boy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 默劇中的男主角(由女演員扮演)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 哑剧中的男主角(由女演员扮演)…
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