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  • adj. Resembling a boy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as boyish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. befitting or characteristic of a young boy
  • adv. like a boy


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boy +‎ -like


  • 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

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

  • Wacky in a forced sort of way, Jules-Verne-ish in its fantastical balloon-centered antics, the book is at once boylike and redolent of desperation.

    Mark Twain

  • She rose and sauntered along, distending her bust — in defiance of the boylike fashion, which, after all, was on the wane — to take in the full of a sweet wind.

    The Silver Spoon

  • Next, distending his ruddy cheeks, twitching his moustache, and regarding me covertly out of boylike eyes, the Lieutenant resumed:

    Through Russia

  • But here, for want of incentive, matters remained; Maurice was kept close at his school-books, and, boylike, he had no ambition to distinguish himself in a field so different from that in which his comrades won their spurs.

    Maurice Guest

  • He walked out to his taxicab with what was almost a slink — recovering only a little of his self-respect as he boarded the train; glad to escape, boylike, to the wonder palaces of consolation that still rose and glittered in his own mind.

    The Beautiful and Damned


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