American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A boy member of a choir.
- n. Informal A morally upright young man: "They're . . . choirboys—clean, scrubbed nothings—so there's no dramatic or psychological preparation for the explosion of killing” ( Pauline Kael).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of a boy-choir; a boy who sings in a choir.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a boy who sings in a choir.
- n. a boy who sings in a choir
“Rocky stood behind her, grinning as innocently as a choirboy.”
“Sure, he's no choirboy - but he maintains the politically correct crowd should lighten up and forgive an old man.”
“A former choirboy, he began to study the cello after his voice broke.”
“In a high point for one of the most entertaining seasons in a while, the colorful bully gets his comeuppance in a riveting good-vs-evil domino challenge against choirboy Matt on Redemption Island, a loss that drives the notorious villain to tears.”
“For all the laconic detachment of Mr. Richards's frequently amusing prose, there is something sweaty about the way this former choirboy (yes, really) is so determined to establish his machismo.”
“Sporting jeans, sneakers and a red T-shirt, hair gelled to an adorable spikiness, Sticklin brings an intriguing touch of choirboy sweetness to the irreverent, cheerfully dissolute Speedy.”
“My public image at that point, while not exactly that of a choirboy, still retained a purity and classiness.”
“He turned, his choirboy heart tapping quick beats.”
“A film pairs the great stalactite of Doolin Cave in north Clare with a choirboy giving a brief performance to the millennia-old giant drip of rock.”
“Mr. Basketball sat with his legs crossed like a choirboy and clapped when I received my diploma.”
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