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Meaning of "B-boy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD B-BOY

From Bronx boy.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF B-BOY

B-boy  [ˈbiːˌbɔɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF B-BOY

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determiner
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B-Boy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES B-BOY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

B-boy

B-boying

B-boying or breaking, also called breakdancing, is a style of street dance that originated among Black and Puerto Rican youths in New York City during the early 1970s.:125, 141, 153 The dance spread worldwide due to popularity in the media, especially in regions such as the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, France, Russia and South Korea. While diverse in the amount of variation available in the dance, b-boying consists of four kinds of movement: toprock, downrock, power moves, and freezes. B-boying is typically danced to hip-hop, funk music, and especially breakbeats, although modern trends allow for much wider varieties of music along certain ranges of tempo and beat patterns. A practitioner of this dance is called a b-boy, b-girl, or breaker. Although the term "breakdance" is frequently used to refer to the dance, "b-boying" and "breaking" are the original terms. These terms are preferred by the majority of the pioneers and most notable practitioners.

Definition of B-boy in the English dictionary

The definition of B-boy in the dictionary is a male rap-music fan, who typically can be identified by his casual style of dress.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH B-BOY


attaboy
ˈætəˌbɔɪ
batboy
ˈbætˌbɔɪ
beachboy
ˈbiːtʃˌbɔɪ
billyboy
ˈbɪlɪˌbɔɪ
blackboy
ˈblækˌbɔɪ
carboy
ˈkɑːˌbɔɪ
cowboy
ˈkaʊˌbɔɪ
deadboy
ˈdɛdˌbɔɪ
doughboy
ˈdəʊˌbɔɪ
fanboy
ˈfænˌbɔɪ
highboy
ˈhaɪˌbɔɪ
homeboy
ˈhəʊmˌbɔɪ
houseboy
ˈhaʊsˌbɔɪ
ladyboy
ˈleɪdɪˌbɔɪ
newsboy
ˈnjuːzˌbɔɪ
paperboy
ˈpeɪpəˌbɔɪ
playboy
ˈpleɪˌbɔɪ
schoolboy
ˈskuːlˌbɔɪ
tallboy
ˈtɔːlˌbɔɪ
tomboy
ˈtɒmˌbɔɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE B-BOY

B & W
B and S
B bursary
B complex
B horizon
B list
B Sky B
B Special
B vitamins
B-2
b-ball
B-cell
B-girl
B-list
B-lymphocyte
B-movie
B-road
B-sample
B-setting
B-side

WORDS THAT END LIKE B-BOY

altar boy
baby boy
birthday boy
black boy
boy
cabin boy
drummer boy
errand boy
fair-haired boy
golden boy
messenger boy
old boy
pretty boy
rent boy
shepherd boy
teddy boy
the boy
van-boy
whipping boy
white-haired boy

Synonyms and antonyms of B-boy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «B-boy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF B-BOY

Find out the translation of B-boy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of B-boy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «B-boy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

B男孩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

B-boy
570 millions of speakers

English

B-boy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बी लड़का
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

B- صبي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

B- мальчик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

B -boy
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বি-ছেলে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

B -boy
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

B-boy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

B-Boy
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

Bボーイ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

B- 소년
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

B-boy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

B-boy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பி சிறுவன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ब-बॉय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

B-boy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

B -boy
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

B -boy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

B - хлопчик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

B -boy
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

B - boy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

B -boy
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

B - boy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

B -boy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of B-boy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «B-BOY»

The term «B-boy» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.940 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «B-BOY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about B-boy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «B-BOY»

Discover the use of B-boy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to B-boy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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B-boy Blues: A Seriously Sexy, Fiercely Funny, ...
Mitchell Crawford, who has long sought a street-wise lover, finds one in Raheim Rivers, a young man who can take him for a walk on the wild side
James Earl Hardy, 1994
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Love the One You're With: A B-Boy Blues Novel
Do men and monogamy mix?
James Earl Hardy, 2013
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B-Boy Championships: From Bronx to Brixton
In B-Boy Championships: From Bronx to Brixton, the founder of the Championships, DJ Hooch, has brought together over 100 stunning full-colour images from 15 years of the ultimate B-Boy competition; and explains the moves, styles, battles ...
D. J. Hooch, 2011
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A House Is Not a Home: A B-Boy Blues Novel
In this final chapter in James Earl Hardy's groundbreaking B-Boy Blues series, Mitchell "Little Bit" Crawford and Raheim "Pooquie" Rivers are all grown up.
James Earl Hardy, 2013
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Foundation : B-boys, B-girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New ...
Foundation: B-boys, B-girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New York offers the first serious study of b-boying as both unique dance form and a manifestation of the most fundamental principles of hip-hop culture.
Baruch College Joseph G. Schloss Instructor in music, 2009
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Genius b-boy cynics getting weeded in the garden of delights
Hip hop poetry.
Adam Mansbach, 2001
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'What Ever Happened to Breakdancing?': Transnational ...
I argue that underground video artefacts helped to produce 'imagined affinities' between dancers in various nations.
Mary Fogarty, 2007
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Foundation : B-boys, B-girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New ...
To make the issue even more complex, the term b-boy took on another meaning in the early 1990s, when it began to be used to describe the rebellious attitude not only of dancers, but of hip-hop fans in general. A typical example can be found ...
Baruch College Joseph G. Schloss Instructor in music, 2009
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2nd Time Around
Continues the story of Mitchell, a well-educated, upper-middle-class Black man, and his lover Raheim, a lower-class Black man whose family doesn't know he's gay
James Earl Hardy, 1996
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Breakdance, Including: B-boy, Battle of the Year, B-boying, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Hephaestus Books, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «B-BOY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term B-boy is used in the context of the following news items.
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8 Highly Inventive Cosplays I Would Have Never Expected!
I'm unsure if he's going to bust out his E-11 blaster rifle, or release his inner b-boy and start breakdancing like there's no tomorrow. Either way ... «moviepilot.com, Jul 15»
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St. Paul: One of the largest Hmong festivals in world continues today
It's what propelled the "B-boy" from Burnsville to spend three years traveling the country competing in dance competitions. It's why he spends ... «TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press, Jul 15»
3
City B-boys break new ground with int'l dance-offs, Cyphers …
Four intense rounds of one-on-one battles later, 17-year-old Jogeshwari-resident Arif Chaudhary aka B-boy Flying Machine, came out ... «NYOOOZ, Jul 15»
4
Delight as 'unique' new world record set
“Dancing, and indeed B-Boy dancing, with a group of people who have never done motion capture before was incredibly challenging. «Herald Series, Jul 15»
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'Breakonometry B-boy Battle' makes moves to celebrate hip-hop …
Breakonometry B-Boy Battle Watch highlights from the 'Breakonometry B-Boy Battle,' which took place at the iLthy shop, 15613 Detroit Ave., ... «cleveland.com, Jul 15»
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Hip-Hop Fest Showcases A Boston Rap Scene Now Gaining Steam
G., Reks, Cam Meekins, STL GLD, Rite Hook, Millyz, Avenue, Spnda, Esh & Arc, Latrell James, Stiz Grimey, and b-boy-and-girl crew Floorlords. «WBUR, Jul 15»
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B-Boys Compete at Red Bull BC One Breakdance Cypher in Fort …
"Toprock" usually refers to moves performed while standing, including when the b-boy introduces himself, stepping across the dance floor. «New Times Broward-Palm Beach, Jul 15»
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7th Annual BREAK FREE Battle
The event will feature the state's largest B-boy competition consisting of a 2 vs 02 and 1 vs 1 b-boy/b-girl battle for a $10,000 cash prize and ... «News 92 FM, Jul 15»
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North America's best breakdancers to compete at Dr. Phillips Center
Red Bull BC One North America Finals brings worldwide B-Boy competition to Orlando. Breakdancers descended on Orlando City Hall earlier this week to ... «Orlando Sentinel, Jul 15»
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Todd James Creates a B-Boy-Inspired Mural in Tribeca's …
The mural is a collage of colorful abstract faces, which were inspired by classic graffiti b-boy characters created by writers during the 1970s. «Complex, Jun 15»
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« EDUCALINGO. B-Boy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/b-boy>. Jan 2019 ».
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