boyish
adjective see boy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Boyish — Boy ish, a. Resembling a boy in a manners or opinions; belonging to a boy; childish; trifling; puerile. [1913 Webster] A boyish, odd conceit. Baillie. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boyish — 1540s, pertaining to boys, from BOY (Cf. boy) + ISH (Cf. ish). Meaning puerile is from 1570s …   Etymology dictionary

  • boyish — *youthful, juvenile, puerile, maiden, virgin, virginal …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • boyish — [boi′ish] adj. of, like, or fit for a boy or boys boyishly adv. boyishness n …   English World dictionary

  • boyish — [[t]bɔ͟ɪɪʃ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (approval) If you describe a man as boyish, you mean that he is like a boy in his appearance or behaviour, and you find this characteristic quite attractive. She was relieved to see his face light up with… …   English dictionary

  • boyish — adjective 1 a man who is boyish looks or behaves like a boy in a way that is attractive: boyish good looks 2 a woman or girl who is boyish looks or behaves a little like a boy: At 45 May still had a trim, boyish figure. boyishly adverb boyishness …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • boyish — boy|ish [ˈbɔı ıʃ] adj someone who is boyish looks or behaves like a boy in a way that is attractive →↑girlish ▪ boyish good looks ▪ At 45, she still had a trim boyish figure . >boyishly adv ▪ boyishly handsome >boyishness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • boyish — boy|ish [ bɔııʃ ] adjective looking or behaving like a boy or typical of a boy, usually in a way that you find attractive: his boyish good looks her boyish figure ╾ boy|ish|ly adverb ╾ boy|ish|ness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • boyish — UK [ˈbɔɪɪʃ] / US adjective showing approval looking or behaving like a boy or typical of a boy, usually in a way that you find attractive his boyish good looks her boyish figure Derived words: boyishly adverb boyishness noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • boyish — boyishly, adv. boyishness, n. /boy ish/, adj. of or befitting a boy; engagingly youthful or innocent: a boyish grin. [1540 50; BOY + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • boyish — adjective Like a boy. People disliked his boyish and juvenile behaviour …   Wiktionary

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