from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A boy or young man.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Term of endearment for a young boy, or a young man.
- n. Term of endearment for any special male with whom you are familiar.
boy + Eastern Yiddish -chik, diminutive suffix (from Slavic).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From boy + Yiddish טשיק (chik, "endearing suffix") (Wiktionary)