What does boyish mean?

boyish meaning in General Dictionary

Resembling a boy in a manners or viewpoints belonging to a boy childish trifling puerile

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  • befitting or characteristic of a boy
  • Resembling a boy in a manners or viewpoints; belonging to a son; childish; trifling; puerile.

boyish meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1540s, "pertaining to kids," from son + -ish. Meaning "puerile" is from 1570s. Relevant: Boyishly; boyishness.


boyish meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Resembling a boy in a manners or opinions; owned by a boy; childish; trifling; puerile.


Sentence Examples with the word boyish

Nor is the sincerity of the Catholicism he professed in these boyish days in any way discredited by the fact of his subsequent lack of religion.

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