from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A favored male companion or sweetheart.
  • n. A male friend.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A male partner in a romantic relationship.
  • n. A male friend.

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  • n. a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman


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  • Also, I have this sinking suspicion that the guy next to Samar is her douche of a boyfriend and RAWR MAI HAIT. *kicks loser boyfriend* I think Uncle Sandeep and her mom Sharan should have been in the cover with Samar instead.

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  • Ali had had a boyfriend, but at her age the word boyfriend rankled.

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  • She said the word boyfriend as if she were saying Hitler! or Your goddamn secretary!

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  • Sit next to your boyfriend, Ariana said, emphasizing the word boyfriend a bit so that Palmer would definitely hear.

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  • A character using the term "boyfriend" was deemed by some fans of the show as a modern word too far on online forums.

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  • Perhaps we abuse the term boyfriend, using it to refer to someone we might be seeing for only six weeks or so of good old between-the-sheets fun.

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  • I have nt read the books and I have to say that if they had finished the episode with Elena accepting the fact that her boyfriend is a vampire I would have been seriously disappointed.

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  • He cited the word boyfriend, which he says was in print in 1889 so would have been in speech before that.

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  • But viewers spotted apparent anachronisms – such as the use of the word boyfriend, a TV aerial fixed to a home, a modern conservatory and double yellow lines on a road – in the first series.

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  • His voice cracked on the word boyfriend, and he turned away, crying again, holding a hand towel over his eyes.

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  • Why isn't it just "a male friend"?

    November 17, 2008

  • Weirdnet's restrictive definition.

    November 16, 2008

  • ??

    November 16, 2008

  • Weirdnet is homophobic.

    November 16, 2008