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boy
  • n  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
  • n  a friendly informal reference to a grown man
    he likes to play golf with the boys
  • n  a male human offspring
    his boy is taller than he is
  • n  (ethnic slur) offensive and disparaging term for Black man
    get out of my way, boy
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boy orator of the platte
  • n  United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)
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boy scout
  • n  a boy who is a member of the Boy Scouts
  • n  a man who is considered naive
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boy scouts
  • n  an international (but decentralized) movement started in 1908 in England with the goal of teaching good citizenship to boys
  • n  a boy who is a member of the Boy Scouts
  • n  a man who is considered naive
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boy scouts of america
  • n  a corporation that operates through a national council that charters local councils all over the United States; the purpose is character building and citizenship training
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boycott
  • n  a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
  • v  refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
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boyfriend
  • n  a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
    if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked
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boykinia
  • n  genus of perennial rhizomatous herbs with flowers in panicles; North America; Japan
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boykinia elata
  • n  plant with leaves mostly at the base and openly branched clusters of small white flowers; western North America
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boykinia occidentalis
  • n  plant with leaves mostly at the base and openly branched clusters of small white flowers; western North America
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boyle
  • n  United States writer (1902-1992)
  • n  Irish chemist who established that air has weight and whose definitions of chemical elements and chemical reactions helped to dissociate chemistry from alchemy (1627-1691)
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boyle's law
  • n  the pressure of an ideal gas at constant temperature varies inversely with the volume
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boyne
  • n  a battle in the War of the Grand Alliance in Ireland in 1690; William III defeated the deposed James II and so ended the Catholicism that had been reintroduced in England by the Stuarts
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boys-and-girls
  • n  Eurafrican annual naturalized in America as a weed; formerly dried for use as a purgative, diuretic or antisyphilitic
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boysenberry
  • n  cultivated hybrid bramble of California having large dark wine-red fruit with a flavor resembling raspberries
  • n  large raspberry-flavored fruit; cross between blackberries and raspberries
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boysenberry bush
  • n  cultivated hybrid bramble of California having large dark wine-red fruit with a flavor resembling raspberries
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bozeman
  • n  a town in southwestern Montana; gateway to Yellowstone National Park
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