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Synonyms for boy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. male child, boy(noun)

    a youthful male person

    "the baby was a boy"; "she made the boy brush his teeth every night"; "most soldiers are only boys in uniform"

    son, male child

    daughter, little girl, girl, female child

  2. boy(noun)

    a friendly informal reference to a grown man

    "he likes to play golf with the boys"

    son, male child

    girl, female child, little girl, daughter

  3. son, boy(noun)

    a male human offspring

    "their son became a famous judge"; "his boy is taller than he is"

    son, male child

    daughter, female child, girl, little girl


  1. boy(noun)

    lad, brat, youth, knave, squirt, youngster

  2. boy(noun)

    Exclamation of surprise, pleasure or longing.

    brat, knave, youth, lad, youngster, squirt


  3. boy(noun)

    A man of any age, used as a friendly diminutive, or of a man who is merely younger than the speaker.

    youngster, youth, brat, squirt, knave, lad

  4. boy(noun)

    A male servant.

    knave, youth, lad, brat, squirt, youngster

  5. boy(noun)

    A non-white slave or labourer; a male African-American of any age.

    squirt, knave, brat, youth, youngster, lad

  6. boy(noun)

    A lower-class or disreputable man; a worthless person.

    youngster, youth, squirt, knave, lad, brat

  7. boy(noun)

    An adult male, particularly when used by straight women or gay men to refer to someone considered attractive.

    knave, youngster, brat, squirt, youth, lad

  8. boy(noun)

    Male (usually adult) friend; mainly used in the plural: boys.

    youngster, youth, squirt, brat, lad, knave

  9. boy(noun)

    A proud parent's son, regardless of age.

    lad, youth, brat, youngster, knave, squirt

  10. boy(noun)

    A caring owner's pet or working animal, regardless of age.

    youngster, brat, squirt, knave, youth, lad

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. boy(n.)

    lad, stripling, male child

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

kid, waiter, son, lad, guy, garçon, child, dog, buddy, man, chico, laddie, little, barkeep, guys, dude, sons, yarns, ould, small, fella, pal, gholam, boys, barman, mate, ghulam, kiddo, petit

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