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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 boy /ˈbɔɪ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Boy, v. t. To act as a boy; -- in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage.
 I shall see
 Some squeaking Cleopatra boy my greatness.   --Shak.

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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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" [syn: male child] [ant: female
           child, female child]
      2: a friendly informal reference to a grown man; "he likes to
         play golf with the boys"
      3: a male human offspring; "their son became a famous judge";
         "his boy is taller than he is" [syn: son] [ant: daughter,
      4: (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black man; "get out of my
         way, boy"