choirboy
noun Date: 1837 a boy member of a choir

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • choirboy — choir boy n. a boy who sings in a choir. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • choirboy — (or choirgirl) ► NOUN ▪ a boy (or girl) who sings in a church or cathedral choir …   English terms dictionary

  • choirboy — [kwīr′boi΄] n. a boy who sings in a choir …   English World dictionary

  • Choirboy — A choirboy is a boy member of a choir, also known as a treble. As a derisive slang term, it refers to a do gooder or someone who is morally upright, in the same sense that Boy Scout (also derisively) refers to someone who is considered honorable… …   Wikipedia

  • choirboy — UK [ˈkwaɪə(r)ˌbɔɪ] / US [ˈkwaɪrˌbɔɪ] noun [countable] Word forms choirboy : singular choirboy plural choirboys a boy who sings in a church choir …   English dictionary

  • choirboy — [[t]kwa͟ɪ͟ə(r)bɔɪ[/t]] choirboys N COUNT A choirboy is a boy who sings in a church choir …   English dictionary

  • choirboy — /kwuyeur boy /, n. 1. a boy who sings in a choir, esp. a church choir. 2. Slang. a person who is notably honest, moral, or innocent. [1830 40; CHOIR + BOY] * * * …   Universalium

  • choirboy — noun a boy chorister …   Wiktionary

  • choirboy — choir|boy [ˈkwaıəbɔı US ˈkwaır ] n a young boy who sings in a church choir …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • choirboy — choir|boy [ kwaır,bɔı ] noun count a boy who sings in a church CHOIR …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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