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A boy is a young male human, usually child or adolescent. When he becomes an adult he's described as a man.

boy n 1: a youthful male person; "the baby was a boy"; "she made the boy brush his teeth every night"; "most soldiers are only boys in uniform" [syn: {male child}] [ant: {female child}, {female child}] 2: a friendly informal reference to a grown man; "he likes to play golf with the boys" 3: a male human offspring; "their son became a famous judge"; "his boy is taller than he is" [syn: {son}] [ant: {daughter}, {daughter}] 4: (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black man; "get out of my way, boy"

93 Moby Thesaurus words for "boy": American Indian, Amerind, Australian aborigine, Bushman, Caucasian, Indian, Malayan, Mister Charley, Mongolian, Negrillo, Negrito, Negro, Oriental, Red Indian, WASP, black, black man, blackfellow, bloke, brown man, bub, bubba, buck, bud, buddy, burrhead, chauffeur, coachman, colored person, colt, coon, cub, darky, driver, equerry, fellow, fledgling, gamin, gardener, gee, gent, gentleman, gillie, goody, gook, guy, he, hobbledehoy, honky, houseboy, houseman, jigaboo, jungle bunny, lad, laddie, lord-in-waiting, man, manchild, manservant, master, muchacho, nigger, niggra, ofay, paleface, pup, puppy, pygmy, ragamuffin, red man, redskin, schoolboy, slant-eye, small fry, son, sonny, sonny boy, spade, street arab, stripling, tad, the Man, urchin, valet, valet de chambre, whelp, whippersnapper, white, white man, whitey, yellow man, young man, youth

Boy \Boy\, v. t. To act as a boy; -- in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage. [1913 Webster] I shall see Some squeaking Cleopatra boy my greatness. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Boy \Boy\, n. [Cf. D. boef, Fries. boi, boy; akin to G. bube, Icel. bofi rouge.] 1. A male child, from birth to the age of puberty; a lad; hence, a son. [1913 Webster] My only boy fell by the side of great Dundee. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Note: Boy is often used as a term of comradeship, as in college, or in the army or navy. In the plural used colloquially of members of an associaton, fraternity, or party. [1913 Webster] 2. In various countries, a male servant, laborer, or slave of a native or inferior race; also, any man of such a race; -- considered derogatory by those so called, and now seldom used. [derog.] He reverted again and again to the labor difficulty, and spoke of importing boys from Capetown. --Frances Macnab. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] {Boy bishop}, a boy (usually a chorister) elected bishop, in old Christian sports, and invested with robes and other insignia. He practiced a kind of mimicry of the ceremonies in which the bishop usually officiated. {The Old Boy}, the Devil. [Slang] {Yellow boys}, guineas. [Slang, Eng.] {Boy's love}, a popular English name of Southernwood ({Artemisia abrotonum}); -- called also {lad's love}. {Boy's play}, childish amusements; anything trifling. [1913 Webster]


A girl is any female human from birth through childhood and adolescence to attainment of adulthood when she becomes a woman.

girl n 1: a young woman; "a young lady of 18" [syn: {miss}, {missy}, {young lady}, {young woman}, {fille}] 2: a youthful female person; "the baby was a girl"; "the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle" [syn: {female child}, {little girl}] [ant: {male child}, {male child}] 3: a female human offspring; "her daughter cared for her in her old age" [syn: {daughter}] [ant: {son}, {son}] 4: a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved; "his girlfriend kicked him out" [syn: {girlfriend}, {lady friend}] 5: a friendly informal reference to a grown woman; "Mrs. Smith was just one of the girls"

GIRL Generalized Information Retrieval Language

127 Moby Thesaurus words for "girl": Dulcinea, Eve, Frau, Fraulein, abigail, amah, au pair girl, ayah, babe, baby, best girl, betrothed, betweenmaid, biddy, bird, broad, chambermaid, chaperon, chick, colleen, companion, cook, crumpet, cutie, dame, damoiselle, damsel, daughter of Eve, deb, debutante, demoiselle, distaff, doll, domina, donna, dowager, dream girl, duenna, female, femme, femme de chambre, fiancee, fille de chambre, filly, frail, friend, frow, gal, gamine, gentlewoman, gill, girl friend, girlie, handmaid, handmaiden, heifer, hired girl, housemaid, hoyden, inamorata, jeune fille, jill, jo, junior miss, kitchenmaid, lady, lady friend, lady love, lady-help, lady-in-waiting, lass, lassie, little missy, live-in maid, live-out maid, lover, mademoiselle, maid, maiden, maidservant, matron, milady, miss, missy, mistress, moll, mouse, nursemaid, nymphet, old lady, parlormaid, piece, quail, quiff, romp, schoolgirl, schoolmaid, schoolmiss, scullery maid, servant girl, servitress, skirt, slip, soubrette, squaw, squeeze, subdeb, subdebutante, subteen, subteener, sweetheart, tally, teenybopper, tomato, tomboy, tweeny, twist, upstairs maid, virgin, vrouw, wahine, waiting maid, weaker vessel, wench, woman, young creature, young thing

Girl \Girl\ (g[~e]rl), n. [OE. girle, gerle, gurle, a girl (in sense 1): cf. LG. g["o]r child.] [1913 Webster] 1. A young person of either sex; a child. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. A female child, from birth to the age of puberty; a young maiden. [1913 Webster] 3. A female servant; a maidservant. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] 4. (Zo["o]l.) A roebuck two years old. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

GIRL Graph Information Retrieval Language. A language for handling {directed graph}s. ["Graph Information Retrieval Language", S. Berkowitz, Report 76-0085, Naval Ship Res Dev Center, (Feb 1976)]. (1994-11-02)

Data Sources:

  • boy: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • boy: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • boy: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • boy: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • girl: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • girl: Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (Version 1.9, June 2002)
  • girl: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • girl: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • girl: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03)

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