Definitions

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.

Etymologies

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)

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  • Term of endearment for a young man.

    April 6, 2009