from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun . A boy actor.
  • noun A comic actor.
  • noun The jack of trumps in spoil-five.


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  • I'm sorry Mr. Vice President, but it doesn't matter what we or the UN does, that country is lead by a lunatic play-boy, who is starving his people and showing off half-decent rockets to get international support and respect.

    Biden: Isolation policy working in North Korea

  • When the wayfarers drew abreast, the play-boy saw that the other traveler was the Blind Man from his village.

    Blind Man's Lantern

  • _ Ay, forsooth, he'll say his part, I warrant him, as well as e'er a play-boy of 'em all: I could have had money enough for him, an

    In The Yule-Log Glow, Vol. IV (of IV)

  • But I can tell you, my dear, I was a good warrant for a play-boy when I was your age!

    Mount Music

  • He also managed to score the fiery beast of a woman who would easily kill lesser men while keeping a complete play-boy status intact.

    Random Curiosity

  • It's a world away from 'Gerard the play-boy' we read about in the tabloids.

    WalesOnline - Home


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