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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Boy n.
 1. A male child, from birth to the age of puberty; a lad; hence, a son.
    My only boy fell by the side of great Dundee.   --Sir W. Scott.
 Note:Boy is often used as a term of comradeship, as in college, or in the army or navy. In the plural used colloquially of members of an associaton, fraternity, or party.
 2. In various countries, a male servant, laborer, or slave of a native or inferior race; also, any man of such a race; -- considered derogatory by those so called, and now seldom used. [derog.]
    He reverted again and again to the labor difficulty, and spoke of importing boys from Capetown.    --Frances Macnab.
 Boy bishop, a boy (usually a chorister) elected bishop, in old Christian sports, and invested with robes and other insignia. He practiced a kind of mimicry of the ceremonies in which the bishop usually officiated.
 The Old Boy, the Devil. [Slang]
 Yellow boys, guineas. [Slang, Eng.]
 Boy's love, a popular English name of Southernwood (Artemisia abrotonum); -- called also lad's love.
 Boy's play, childish amusements; anything trifling.