boy

Denizione di  boy - dizionario di inglese del sito grammaticainglese.org - definizione traduzione e spiegazione grammaticale



Definizione monolingua boy


boy


Verb

boy (third-person singular simple present boys, present participle boying, simple past and past participle boyed)


  1. To use the word boy to refer to someone.
    ""Dont boy me!""
Noun

boy (plural boys)


  1. A young male human.
    The boys were playing kickball in the mud.
    Steve is a boy of 16.
  2. A man of any age, used as a friendly diminutive, or of a man who is merely younger than the speaker.
    Whatever else you say about him, the boy can play.
    • 1977, Bert Newton, to Mohammed Ali at the 1977 Logie Awards:[1]
      I like the boy.
  3. (now rare) A male servant.
    When the dipenda (independence movement) in Belgian Congo turned violent, the white colonisators often materially privileged black domestic boys were mistrusted and often abused as collaborators.
  4. (US, offensive, pejorative, historical) A non-white slave or labourer; a male African-American of any age.
  5. (obsolete, pejorative) A lower-class or disreputable man; a worthless person.
    • 1608, William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act I Scene 4:
      Dost thou call me fool, boy?
  6. An adult male, particularly when used by straight women or gay men to refer to someone considered attractive.
  7. (informal) Male (usually adult) friend; mainly used in the plural: boys.
    I’m going out for a few drinks with the boys.
    Me and my boy grew up together in Southside.
  8. (endearing) A proud parents son, regardless of age.
    Thats my boy.
  9. (endearing) A caring owners pet or working animal, regardless of age.
    Here, boys, heel; yes, Bobby, show the puppies how, good boy!


Definizione italiano>inglese boy

ragazzo
  adult male found attractive
  male of any age, used as a friendly diminutive
  male servant
  young male
  Giovane persona di sesso maschile, normalmente un bambino o un ragazzo
  A young male person, usually a child or teenager.
bambino
  young male
negro
  male African-American
ragazzi
  male friend
adolescente
bambino piccolo
figlio
figliolo
garzone
giovane
giovinetto
maschio
ragazzaccio
ragazzino
servire
servo

Altri significati:


Traduzione 'veloce'


ragazzo |bambino |negro |ragazzi |adolescente |bambino piccolo |figlio |figliolo |garzone |giovane |giovinetto |maschio |ragazzaccio |ragazzino |servire |servo |


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