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I arrived at school pensive, introverted, and not very sporty, so magic became a place of mystery and intrigue, an escape for my boyish mind.
Drummond Money-Coutts

Meaning of "boyish" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BOYISH

boyish  [ˈbɔɪɪʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BOYISH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Boyish is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES BOYISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

boyish

Boy

A boy is a young male human, usually child or adolescent. When he becomes an adult he's described as a man. The most apparent thing that differentiates a boy from a girl is that a boy typically has a penis while girls have a vagina. However, some intersex children with ambiguous genitals, and genetically female transgender children, may also be classified or self-identify as a boy. The term "boy" is primarily used to indicate biological sex distinctions, cultural gender role distinctions or both. The latter most commonly applies to adult men, either considered in some way immature or inferior, in a position associated with aspects of boyhood, or even without such boyish connotation as age-indiscriminate synonym. The term can be joined with a variety of other words to form these gender-related labels as compound words.

Definition of boyish in the English dictionary

The definition of boyish in the dictionary is of or like a boy in looks, behaviour, or character, esp when regarded as attractive or endearing.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BOYISH


babyish
ˈbeɪbɪɪʃ
coyish
ˈkɔɪɪʃ
dandyish
ˈdændɪɪʃ
dilettanteish
ˌdɪləˈtæntɪɪʃ
dryish
ˈdraɪɪʃ
fortyish
ˈfɔːtɪɪʃ
goyisch
ˈɡɔɪɪʃ
goyish
ˈɡɔɪɪʃ
greyish
ˈɡreɪɪʃ
highish
ˈhaɪɪʃ
hobbledehoyish
ˌhɒbəldɪˈhɔɪɪʃ
lazyish
ˈleɪzɪɪʃ
schoolboyish
ˈskuːlˌbɔɪɪʃ
sissyish
ˈsɪsɪɪʃ
slyish
ˈslaɪɪʃ
thirtyish
ˈθɜːtɪɪʃ
toadyish
ˈtəʊdɪɪʃ
tomboyish
ˈtɒmbɔɪɪʃ
toyish
ˈtɔɪɪʃ
wheyish
ˈweɪɪʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BOYISH

boychik
boycott
boycotter
Boyd
Boyd Orr
Boyer
boyf
boyfriend
boyg
boyhood
boyishly
boyishness
boykie
boyla
Boyle
Boyle´s law
Boyne
boyo
Boyoma Falls
boys in blue

WORDS THAT END LIKE BOYISH

boobyish
clayish
cockneyish
countryish
essayish
fiftyish
flunkeyish
fogyish
grannyish
jockeyish
ladyish
nannyish
ninnyish
pixyish
prettyish
puppyish
pygmyish
shyish
Toryish
zanyish

Synonyms and antonyms of boyish in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BOYISH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «boyish» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of boyish

Translation of «boyish» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BOYISH

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

Translator English - Chinese

男孩子气的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

juvenil
570 millions of speakers

English

boyish
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बालकों का सा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صبياني
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мальчишеский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

jovial
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বালকসুলভ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gamin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Budak lelaki
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

jungenhaft
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

少年のような
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소년 같은
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Boyish
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

như trẻ con
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிறுபிள்ளைத்தனமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बालिश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çocuksu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

da ragazzo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chłopięcy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хлоп´ячий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

băiețesc
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αγορίστικο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

seunsagtige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

boyish
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gutteaktig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of boyish

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BOYISH»

The term «boyish» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.688 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BOYISH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about boyish

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10 QUOTES WITH «BOYISH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word boyish.
1
Banks
I'm very moody, so I dress for whatever mood I'm in. Sometimes I want to be a little more boyish and flowy and comfortable. Sometimes I want to feel a little sexier and more composed.
2
Bat for Lashes
I don't like to be too submissive in the way I dress. I like quite boyish things, so I hardly ever wear high heels.
3
David Cassidy
I was silver-white by the time I was 35, but having grey hair makes me look washed out. My wife and son have both said that grey hair doesn't suit me because I have a boyish face.
4
Saskia de Brauw
Hedi Slimane told me I was boyish in his eyes. For him femininity and masculinity are the same thing, the difference is not so interesting, he said.
5
Mary Frann
I like a boyish quality in a man, somebody who is still adventurous. But I have no rules. I do not care - within reason - about your chronological age. I care whether you have passion in your life.
6
Bella Freud
Ever since I was little, I really loved boyish clothes - I had a real obsession with strict clothes, like uniforms. They really got me going.
7
Jessica Hart
I don't like to try very hard. Most of the time it's just jeans, a T-shirt and Converse trainers. Casual, comfortable and boyish is how I'd describe my look. The way people wear clothes makes them stylish, rather than the clothes themselves.
8
Simon Hoggart
It's sad that the BBC is toning down Dennis the Menace for a cartoon series. He is losing his weapons, catapult and peashooter, will no longer pick on Walter the Softy, and his ferocious grimace is to be replaced by a charming, boyish smile.
9
Jacquelyn Jablonski
I'm boyish with a feminine twist. I definitely gravitate toward oversized things like shirts and jackets. I like a good trouser, but then I might mix it up with something more feminine, like a pointy boot or pumps.
10
Drummond Money-Coutts
I arrived at school pensive, introverted, and not very sporty, so magic became a place of mystery and intrigue, an escape for my boyish mind.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BOYISH»

Discover the use of boyish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to boyish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Keats's Boyish Imagination
Marggraf Turley examines how, for Keats, an insistence on 'boyishness' in the midst of apparent mature imagery is the very essence of his political contestation of the literary establishment.
Richard Marggraf Turley, 2012
2
On Boyish Chastity
duct is now more closely observed and copied. You are talking of a learned profession. You, are choosing a busi-ness, or, as an apprentice, choosing a trade . You are thinking of going to sea. You are making ready for the army. Above all, you ...
‎1858
3
A Boyish God
Andrea sat at a table beside a tall, powerfully built, sandy-haired man with a boyish grin. Tom noticed a faint bulge halfway up his left chest under his attractive leather sport coat. Tom got his coffee and approached their table. “Tom, ” Andrea ...
Peter Alan Olsson, 2013
4
Boyish
A young boy, of only 5 years, describes what it means to be a boy, living in his own world, doing his favorite boyish things, and having the best time in the process
Briette Peterson, 2013
5
Love's Whipping Boy: Violence and Sentimentality in the ...
Little Women (1868–69), Little Men (1871), and Jo's Boys (1886), novels that sound a sympathetic echo of Melville's elegy for boyish exuberance even as they repeatedly resign such exuberance to its predetermined fate. Ofcourse, this is partly ...
Elizabeth Barnes, 2011
6
Boyish Reminiscences of His Majesty the King's Visit to ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Thomas Bunbury Gough, 2010
7
Reading Boyishly: Roland Barthes, J. M. Barrie, Jacques ...
""Reading Boyishly" is as complete and mesmerizing a work of reflection on art, time, gender, and family (mothers anyhow) as I have ever seen.
Carol Mavor, 2008
8
Fisher of Devils
Redwood cares nothing for a divine order that is bloodless or sapless. His pre- established harmonies are thankfully naughty. There is a train of thought (now derailed) which attempts to always confuse the boyish with the puerile. The puerile is ...
Steve Redwood, 2003
9
Identity Theory
... girlish/boyish, not emotional/emotional, and rough/smooth. Two other dimensions that came close to being included but were not quite as good were clumsy/graceful and brave/cowardly. With that, it is now possible to examine the responses ...
Riverside Peter J. Burke Professor of Sociology University of California, Riverside Jan E. Stets Professor of Sociology University of California, 2009
10
Bodies of Reform: The Rhetoric of Character in Gilded Age ...
Although no longer centered on an actual boy, A Connecticut Yankee nonetheless tells the story of an incorrigibly boyish but now fully grown adventurer who is eager to translate his boyish pluck into real “bossing” authority by re-creating ...
James B. Salazar, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BOYISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term boyish is used in the context of the following news items.
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The evolution of Channing Tatum: from 'dull beefcake dude' to XXL …
But he has a huge gay fanbase too, because not only is he hot and boyish but he's also funny and goofy, and probably loves pizza.” ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Happy Birthday Ranveer Singh! Here are the various 'looks' of the …
Ranveer Singh turned 30 on Monday and we can't imagine Bollywood without him, can we? Be it his boyish smile, hair falling over his face, ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
3
Jos Butler takes inspiration from England legend Ian Botham ahead …
And despite speaking 90 minutes apart yesterday as England and Australia made their final preparations, the boyish enthusiasm shone from ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Kellie Maloney Still Wants to Fight
Jones is lean, with blond hair and a boyish smile, and on the verge of entering the ring for his first professional fight. He's bouncing up and ... «RollingStone.com, Jul 15»
5
Silicon Valley Struggles to Help Central Valley Find Technological …
A tall Frenchman with a boyish face and rapid-fire sales pitch, Jerphagnon, 40, can be hard to understand on the best of days. This would not ... «Government Technology, Jul 15»
6
In Search of Real America at Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic
Willie is luminous on stage, his boyish smile somehow making him look smaller as he says goodbye, shrinking into the ethers of the late night. «Noisey, Jul 15»
7
It's great fun as animals run amok
That he is played by the preternaturally boyish and increasingly ubiquitous James Wolk only adds to my delight, which burbled high like a ... «South Bend Tribune, Jul 15»
8
Orson's Shadow, Southwark Playhouse
... but Ford's eminently sensible Joan is a delight and Bennett effectively reveals the boyish passion beneath Tynan's seeming urbanity. «The Arts Desk, Jul 15»
9
How To Make Your Eyebrows Straight, The Trend That Everyone's …
The Korean-born, straight-away brow look became super popular gives off a more boyish, masculine look, and it's definitely grown on me. «Bustle, Jul 15»
10
Comedian Mark Normand coming to Theatre 99 Fri. July 10
His boyish looks and demeanor help keep things in the nice zone, too. He'll take the T99 stage this Fri. July 10 at 10 p.m., and tickets are $15. «Charleston City Paper, Jul 15»

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