What does boyish mean?

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ˈbɔɪ ɪʃboy·ish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boyish, boylike, schoolboyishadjective

    befitting or characteristic of a young boy

    "a boyish grin"; "schoolboyish pranks"

Wiktionary

  1. boyishadjective

    Like a boy.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Boyishadjective

    Etymology: from boy.

    I ran it through, e’en from my boyish days,
    To th’ very moment that he bade me tell it. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    This unheard sauciness, and boyish troops,
    The king doth smile at, and is well prepar’d
    To whip this dwarfish war, these pigmy arms. William Shakespeare, K. John.

    Young men take up some English poet for their model, and imitate him, without knowing wherein he is defective, where he is boyish and trifling. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boyishadjective

    resembling a boy in a manners or opinions; belonging to a boy; childish; trifling; puerile

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boyish in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boyish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of boyish in a Sentence

  1. Ronald Reagan:

    Shouldn't someone tag Mr Kennedy's bold new imaginative program with its proper age Under the tousled boyish haircut is still old Karl Marx-first launched a century ago. There is nothing new in the idea of a government being Big Brother.

  2. Eddie Redmayne:

    She talked in depth and wonderful detail about [Elbe's] art and also extraordinary things about that period. How architecture had gotten more feminine with Art Nouveau, how the notions of gender were beginning to change in the 1920s, with women's clothing becoming more boyish and haircuts getting shorter. She was just so articulate on so many subjects.

  3. Giambattista Valli:

    I wanted to share the vision of the girl that I've seen these last 20 years that I've been living in Paris, this boyish attitude, independent, unique and at the same time very seductive, very free.

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