Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective same as boyish.

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  • adjective Resembling a boy.

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  • adjective befitting or characteristic of a young boy
  • adverb like a boy

Etymologies

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boy +‎ -like

Examples

  • His name was Jimmy Darl Thigpin, and the diminutive or boylike image his name suggested, as with many southern names, was egregiously misleading.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • Despite the knowledge of the risks, everything about him had drawn her closer-the surprise at seeing him walking toward her on the beach, his easy smile and tousled hair, the nervous, boylike gaze-and in that instant, he'd been both the man she knew and the man she didn't.

    The Taste of Coins from Treasure Troves

  • His name was Jimmy Darl Thigpin, and the diminutive or boylike image his name suggested, as with many southern names, was egregiously misleading.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • His name was Jimmy Darl Thigpin, and the diminutive or boylike image his name suggested, as with many southern names, was egregiously misleading.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • His name was Jimmy Darl Thigpin, and the diminutive or boylike image his name suggested, as with many southern names, was egregiously misleading.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • What I need is a boylike banshee yell launch off the rope swing.

    If I Am Missing or Dead

  • What I need is a boylike banshee yell launch off the rope swing.

    If I Am Missing or Dead

  • Since Mary is also described as having a boylike grace of movement, even the least jaded attention is inevitably drawn to what is apparently being disowned.

    Great Scot

  • Since Mary is also described as having a boylike grace of movement, even the least jaded attention is inevitably drawn to what is apparently being disowned.

    Great Scot

  • And in a culminating brainstorm that assumed, boylike, that any passing impulse could be turned into reality: “Bring Joe along with you.”

    Mark Twain

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