choirboy choirboy

Definition(s):

  • (n) a boy who sings in a choir

Usage(s):

  1. But Reed has emerged as the movement's fresh face, the choirboy to the rescue, a born-again Christian with a fine sense of the secular mechanics of American politics.
  2. On much of The Eraser, Yorke's choirboy voice, usually pickled in distortion, comes through cleanly, and he conjures up some clear ideas too.
  3. In the 1990s, Taiwan's professional league was rocked by a series of scandals that made America's Black Sox fix of the 1919 World Series seem like a choirboy prank.

News

  • Short-story collection chronicles the teen years of tyrants

    Bethesda-born author uses real-life facts to portray six future dictators at a crossroads Rafael Trujillo collected bottle caps. Mao Zedong was wed to an older woman at age 14 but refused to consummate the marriage. Joseph Stalin was a choirboy who studied to be a Russian Orthodox priest.
    on July 8, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

Quotes

  1. "Sit back and think about it," Barkley said. "You had John Salley, Dennis Rodman, Bill Laimbeer, Rick Mahorn. One year they traded for Mark Aguirre. Isiah Thomas was a strong personality, to say the least. There ain't a choirboy in the bunch....
    on May 9, 2009 By: Charles Barkley Source: Washington Post

  2. "He's never going to be a choirboy," said Gilbert a few days ago. "That's not his personality. Sometimes when he's flat it does help him to get fired up. Sometimes it doesn't. But everything is about balance. I think it's a lot better to...
    on Oct 18, 2006 By: Brad Gilbert Source: guardian.co.uk

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