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An example use of boy in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and they're fun and boy do we need them …”

meanings of boy


  1. Any non-white male, regardless of age.
  2. A non-white male servant regardless of age, particularly as a form of address.
  3. A male camp follower.
  4. A male child: a son of any age.
  5. A male animal, especially, in affectionate address, a male dog.
  6. A male child or teenager, as distinguished from infants or adults.
  7. A male of any age, particularly one rather younger than the speaker.
  8. A male (tree, gene, etc).
  9. A male of low station, (especially as pejorative) a worthless male, a wretch; a mean and dishonest male, a knave.
  10. A young male.
  11. (now rare and usually offensive outside some Commonwealth nations) A male servant, slave, assistant, or employee.
  12. A younger such worker.
  13. Heroin.
  14. A former low rank of various armed services; a holder of this rank.


  1. To use the word “boy" to refer to someone.
  2. To act as a boy (in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage).


  1. Exclamation of surprise, pleasure or longing.

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