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When I'm out with my girlfriends at the bar, and I see some young 18-year old boy, just for fun I say, 'Hi honey. Do you like girls? Do you like girls exclusively? Oh, good.'
Yasmine Bleeth

Meaning of "old boy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OLD BOY

old boy play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OLD BOY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Old 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 OLD BOY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Old boy

Old boy or Oldboy may refer to: ▪ Old Boys, male former pupils of schools in Britain, some schools in Australia, India, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago ▪ Old boy network, social and business connections among former pupils of top male-only schools ▪ A cadet who has attended St. John's Military School ▪ Old Boy, a manga series ▪ Oldboy, a South Korean film based on the manga, directed by Park Chan-wook ▪ Oldboy, an American remake of the above film, directed by Spike Lee ▪ Reginald "Old Boy" Wilmot, Australian journalist...

Definition of old boy in the English dictionary

The first definition of old boy in the dictionary is a male ex-pupil of a school. Other definition of old boy is a familiar name used to refer to a man. Old boy is also an old man.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OLD BOY

old age
old age pension
old age pensioner
old and young
Old Bailey
old bat
Old Bill
old bird
old boy network
Old Bulgarian
Old Castile
Old Catholic
old chum
Old Church Slavic
Old Church Slavonic
old clothes man
Old Contemptibles
old country
Old Dart
old days

WORDS THAT END LIKE OLD BOY

altar boy
baby boy
birthday boy
blue-eyed boy
cabin boy
drummer boy
errand boy
fair-haired boy
golden boy
head boy
man and boy
messenger boy
pretty boy
rent boy
shepherd boy
teddy boy
the boy
whipping boy
white-haired boy
white-headed boy

Synonyms and antonyms of old boy in the English dictionary of synonyms

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SYNONYMS OF «OLD BOY»

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

Translation of «old boy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OLD BOY

Find out the translation of old boy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of old 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 «old boy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

老男孩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

old boy
570 millions of speakers

English

old boy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पुराने लड़का
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صبي يبلغ من العمر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мальчик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

old boy
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পুরনো লোক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

garçon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Budak lelaki tua
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

alten Jungen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

先輩
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

늙은 소년
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lawas lanang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cậu bé
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெரிய பையன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जुना मुलगा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yaşlı erkek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vecchio ragazzo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chłopiec
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хлопчик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

băiat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

old boy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oue seuntjie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gammal pojke
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gammel gutt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of old boy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OLD BOY»

The term «old boy» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.944 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OLD BOY» OVER TIME

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

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3 QUOTES WITH «OLD BOY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word old boy.
1
Yasmine Bleeth
When I'm out with my girlfriends at the bar, and I see some young 18-year old boy, just for fun I say, 'Hi honey. Do you like girls? Do you like girls exclusively? Oh, good.'
2
Michael Steele
My view on politics is much more grassroots oriented; it's not old boy network oriented, so I tend to, you know, come at it a little bit stronger, a little bit more street-wise, if you will. That's rubbed some feathers the wrong way.
3
Alan Vega
It's easy for me to say that now, now I'm a father, I've got a four-and-a-half year old boy, I'm a different person. Well, I'm still the same person, but I'm different.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OLD BOY»

Discover the use of old boy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to old boy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old ...
. . . This book takes about ninety minutes to read, and it will stretch your vision of what it is to be human.”—Andrew Solomon, The Times (London) From the Hardcover edition.
Naoki Higashida, 2013
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Good Old Boy: A Delta Boyhood
Summary: The author's boyhood escapades in his hometown of Yazoo City, Mississippi.
Willie Morris, 2009
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The Old Boy: A Play in Two Acts
Set in the locker room of a minor league baseball team, on the occasion of the annual Oldtimers Game, this absorbing, perceptive and genuinely funny play explores the antic doings which occur when former stars, young comers and those doomed ...
Albert Ramsdell Gurney, 1992
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One of Us, Old Boy
One. of. Us,. Old. Boy. By. L. Joseph. Shosty. We would often pass our afternoons in his office. Dr. Trotter always reclined in that old chair of his. He was cocked to one side with the arm that held his pipe bracing him. We would share a pot of ...
L. Joseph Shosty, 2012
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Tom Brown's School Days. By an Old Boy i.e. Thomas Hughes . ...
says the old boy. ' Yes,' says the young un. ' Well, I be mortal sorry to meet thee in such company, but for thy father's sake and thine (for thee bi'st a brave young chap) I'll say no more about it.' Didn't the boys cheer him, and the mob cheered ...
Thomas Hughes, 1868
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Much More of This, Old Boy-- ?: Scenes from a Reporter's Life
Much More of this, Old Boy... ? Scenes from A Reporter's Life SITTING on a gravestone in Highgate Cemetery, north London, one bright summer morning in 1955, I was awaiting the arrival of a Soviet admiral who was due to place a wreath on ...
Peter Paterson, 2011
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Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His ...
Why should we care about heaven? -- What is heaven like? -- When does a person go to heaven? -- Where is heaven? -- Who goes to heaven?
Todd Burpo, 2011
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Boy Soldier: A German Teenager at the Nazi Twilight
The 17-year-old Thamm joined the U.S. Army the same year and served more than 20 years as an enlisted man. Maybe, just maybe, I fought in this war to escape the barbarity. Maybe I wrote this book to still the memories.
Gerhardt B. Thamm, 2000
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Secret Tales of a 7 Year Old Boy
Rudy. Secret Tales of a 7 Year Old Boy Secret Tales of a 7 Year Old Boy Rudy Copyright.
Rudy, 2010
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'The Phormio' at the Oratory school, 1881, by an 'old boy'
BY ^]Sr "OLD BOY." Once more a kind invitation from the Oratory for the July " break up " brought me back to my old school. I was unable to astonish the Eleven on the Cricket Field for Monday, but I got to Edgbaston on Tuesday, the igth instant ...
Edward Bellasis, 1881

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OLD BOY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term old boy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Reports: 8-year-old boy struck and killed by vehicle
An 8-year-old boy died after being hit by a vehicle in New Caney on Friday, according to reports. The victim, whose identity has not been ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»
2
Police searching for missing 4-year-old boy with autism in Sheffield …
SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio – A 4-year-old boy with autism named Sidney Heidrick is missing from the 4800 block of Lake Road in Sheffield Lake, ... «fox8.com, Jul 15»
3
2-year-old boy found unconscious in Waterloo, Que.
Provincial police have found a two-year-old boy, who was reported missing earlier this evening, lying unconscious in a ditch. "There was water ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
4
Body recovered after search for missing 6-year-old boy
A makeshift memorial of flowers, cards and stuffed animals has been set up to remember a 6-year-old boy whose body was pulled from the ... «St. Cloud Times, Jul 15»
5
Dog's owner finds peace after conviction of 11-year-old boy who …
A Fort Worth boy was found guilty of a felony charge for beating a neighbor's dog to death. Cookie was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
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7-year-old boy dies after being pulled from Calgary's Auburn Bay Lake
CALGARY – A seven-year-old boy died Friday night after emergency officials pulled him from Auburn Lake in the city's southeast. Police said ... «Globalnews.ca, Jul 15»
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Judge denies bond for 14-year-old boy arrested after grandparents …
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A judge has denied bond for a 14-year-old boy arrested in the deaths of his grandparents in Arkansas. The Faulkner ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
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Florida baseball coach accused of molesting 11-year-old boy
A Florida baseball coach is accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy, reportedly 15 years after dodging similar charges involving two ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
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4-year-old boy suffers drug-related seizures, parents charged
WASHINGTON — The parents of a 4-year-old-boy have been charged after doctors discovered drugs in his body after he was rushed to a local ... «WTOP, Jul 15»
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Ormond Beach police investigate drowning of 2-year-old boy
Police are investigating after a 2-year-old boy drowned Friday evening in a pond in Ormond Beach. The boy was found around 6:30 p.m. Friday by his father in a ... «WKMG Orlando, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Old boy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/old-boy>. Nov 2020 ».
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