Definitions

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  • adj. Characteristic of stereotypical boys.

Etymologies

boys +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Last Friday the Guardian newspaper commentedon the "boysy" aspect of the Carnegie shortlist.

    Chicken Spaghetti:

  • I think for a long time there weren't too many "boysy" books around and what I've done is tap into those good old-fashioned adventure stories that used to be so popular.

    MI6 :: 007 News

  • Is it a bit off of us to be amazed that such a hottie can be so, well, boysy?

    Orianthi (No 818)

  • Over on Radio 4, Alan Johnson was also getting v boysy, running around with the Merseybeats, in the first of a series of 15-minute programmes about how Johnson is a failed rock star.

    Men's Hour; Chart the Week; Alan Johnson: Failed Rock Star; Do Pirates Rule the Airwaves?

  • Hill wanted to channel Chung's low-key, deshabillé, coolest-girl-in-sixth-form sensibility; and also the boysy, briefcase-y spirit of the Elkington.

    Money bags: the story behind Mulberry's Alexa

  • It's not just that the premise that ladies exert themselves little during sex is a bit boysy and grating "I thought it would be classier than this didn't you?" he acknowledged it's more that the routine, that climaxes with a close-up of his sex face, contrasts poorly against his other material.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Ignoring the boysy banter, beautiful Angel Coulby - a Guinevere who is all smile and freckle and luxuriant curl - is deeply absorbed in a thriller, her train-ticket bookmark clutched in her right hand as she scans the text.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • I loved that band: much less boysy than the Jam, all summer joy, camp promos and Euro-fop fashion.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • Alan Johnson was also getting v boysy, running around with the Merseybeats, in the first of a series of 15-minute programmes about how Johnson is a failed rock star.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • "We had very boysy boys - it was important that they still looked very masculine in their slips.

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff

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