A boy is a young male human, usually child or adolescent. When he becomes an adult he's described as a man. The most apparent thing that differentiates a boy from a girl is that a boy typically has a penis while girls do not. However some intersex children with ambiguous genitals, and biologically female transgender children, may also be classified or self-identify as a "boy".
The term "boy" is primarily used to indicate biological sex distinctions, cultural gender role distinctions or both. The latter most commonly applies to adult men, either considered in some way immature or inferior, in a position associated with aspects of boyhood, or even without such boyish connotation as age-indiscriminate synonym. The term can be joined with a variety of other words to form these gender-related labels as compound words.
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Famous quotes containing the word boy:
“When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Im beginning to believe it.”
—Clarence Darrow (18571938)
“I took a good deal o pains with his eddication, sir; let him run in the streets when he was wery young, and shift for his-self. Its the only way to make a boy sharp, sir.”
—Charles Dickens (18121870)
“The truth is, this being errand boy to one hundred and fifty thousand people tires me so by night I am ready for bed instead of soirees.”
—Rutherford Birchard Hayes (18221893)