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boy

boy

 
pronunciation:
boI
parts of speech:
noun, interjection
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a male child or adolescent.
 
synonyms:
stripling, youth
similar words:
lad, son
definition 2: (informal, sometimes offensive) a man.
Wednesday is Charlie's night out with the boys.
synonyms:
chap, dude, fellow, guy
similar words:
man
definition 3: a young immature man.
I was just a boy when I went to war, but I grew up fast.
synonyms:
lad, youth
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part of speech: interjection
definition: used to express amazement, surprise, or the like.
Boy, that is hard to believe!
synonyms:
gee, gee whiz, goodness, my, wow
similar words:
god, gracious, hey
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word buoy (a float)? Boy and buoy sound alike but they have different meanings. Buoy can be pronounced with or without the long u sound.