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Tem 3 letras ( b o y )         1 vogais ( o )         2 consoantes ( b y )         Palavra ao contrário yob

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English - Alternative Forms

* boi (Jamaican English)

  • boi (Jamaican English)

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _boy_, _boye_ (“servant, commoner, knave, boy”), from Old English _*bōia_ (“boy”), from Proto-Germanic _*bōjô_ (“younger brother, young male relation”), from Proto-Germanic _*bō-_ (“brother, close male relation”), from Proto-Indo-European _*bʰā-_, _*bʰāt-_ (“father, elder brother, brother”). Cognate with Scots _boy_ (“boy”), West Frisian _boai_ (“boy”), Middle Dutch _boi_, _booi_ (“boy”), Low German _Boi_ (“boy”), and probably to the Old English proper name _Bōia_. Also related to West Flemish _boe_ (“brother”), Norwegian dialectal _boa_ (“brother”), English _bub_, Dutch _boef_ (“rogue, knave”), German dialectal _Bube_ (“boy, lad, knave”), Icelandic _bófi_ (“rogue, crook, bandit, knave”). See also bully.

From Middle English boy, boye (servant, commoner, knave, boy), from Old English *bōia (boy), from Proto-Germanic *bōjô (younger brother, young male relation), from Proto-Germanic *bō- (brother, close male relation), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰā-, *bʰāt- (father, elder brother, brother). Cognate with Scots boy (boy), West Frisian boai (boy), Middle Dutch boi, booi (boy), Low German Boi (boy), and probably to the Old English proper name Bōia. Also related to West Flemish boe (brother), Norwegian dialectal boa (brother), English bub, Dutch boef (rogue, knave), German dialectal Bube (boy, lad, knave), Icelandic bófi (rogue, crook, bandit, knave). See also bully.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /bɔɪ/ * (_Southern American English_) IPA(key): /bɔːə/ * Rhymes: -ɔɪ

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English - Noun

BOY (_plural_ BOYS) * (now uncommon and/or offensive) Male servant. * (now rare) A male servant, in general senses. [from 14th c.] * (historical, now offensive) A non-white male servant, as used especially by whites in a colonial settlement etc. [from 17th c.] * When the 'dipenda' (independence movement) in Belgian Congo turned violent, the white colonisers' often materially privileged black domestic BOYS were mistrusted and often abused as collaborators. * (now offensive) A non-white male. [from 19th c.] * (obsolete) A lower-class or disreputable man; a worthless person. [14th-17th c.] * 1608, William Shakespeare, _King Lear_, Act I Scene 4: Dost thou call me fool, BOY? * A young male human; a male child or young adult. [from 15th c.] _the BOYS were playing kickball in the mud;  Steve is a BOY of 16_ * A son. * Walter Scott My only BOY fell by the side of great Dundee. * A man of any age, used as a friendly diminutive, or of a man who is merely younger than the speaker. [from 17th c.] * 1977, Bert Newton, to Mohammed Ali at the 1977 Logie Awards:[1] I like the BOY. * (colloquial) A male friend or fellow of some group, community etc. (mainly used in the plural). [from 19th c.] _I’m going out for a few drinks with the BOYS;  me and my BOY grew up together in Southside_ * A familiar way of addressing a male dog. [from 19th c.] _Here, BOYS, heel; yes, Bobby, show the puppies how, good BOY!_ * (US, slang) Heroin. [from 20th c.] SYNONYMS * brat * knave * lad * squirt * youngster * youth * See also Wikisaurus:boy SEE ALSO * (African-American): uncle ANTONYMS * (young male): girl DERIVED TERMS DESCENDANTS * Irish English: boyo * Vietnamese: bồi TRANSLATIONS

boy (plural boys)

  1. (now uncommon and/or offensive) Male servant.
    1. (now rare) A male servant, in general senses. [from 14th c.]
    2. (historical, now offensive) A non-white male servant, as used especially by whites in a colonial settlement etc. [from 17th c.]
    3. (now offensive) A non-white male. [from 19th c.]
  2. (obsolete) A lower-class or disreputable man; a worthless person. [14th-17th c.]
  3. A young male human; a male child or young adult. [from 15th c.]
    the boys were playing kickball in the mud;  Steve is a boy of 16
  4. A son.
  5. A man of any age, used as a friendly diminutive, or of a man who is merely younger than the speaker. [from 17th c.]
  6. (colloquial) A male friend or fellow of some group, community etc. (mainly used in the plural). [from 19th c.]
    I’m going out for a few drinks with the boysme and my boy grew up together in Southside
  7. A familiar way of addressing a male dog. [from 19th c.]
    Here, boys, heel; yes, Bobby, show the puppies how, good boy!
  8. (US, slang) Heroin. [from 20th c.]

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See also

  • (African-American): uncle

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Descendants

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - INTERJECTION
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English - Interjection

BOY * Exclamation of surprise, pleasure or longing. _BOY, that was close!_ _BOY, that tastes good!_ _BOY, I wish I could go to Canada!_ RELATED TERMS * oh boy TRANSLATIONS

boy

  1. Exclamation of surprise, pleasure or longing.
    Boy, that was close!
    Boy, that tastes good!
    Boy, I wish I could go to Canada!

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

BOY (_third-person singular simple present_ BOYS, _present participle_ BOYING, _simple past and past participle_ BOYED) * to use the word boy to refer to someone _Don't BOY me!_ * (transitive) to act as a boy (in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage) * Shakespeare I shall see some squeaking Cleopatra BOY my greatness.

boy (third-person singular simple present boys, present participle boying, simple past and past participle boyed)

  1. to use the word boy to refer to someone
    Don't boy me!
  2. (transitive) to act as a boy (in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage)

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - SEE ALSO
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English - See Also

* girl, man (antonyms in some senses) * Appendix:English collective nouns * BOY on Wikipedia.en.Wikipedia:Boy (disambiguation)

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - REFERENCES
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* _Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary_, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* byo, BYO * yob

Que a categoria em DUTCH - ETYMOLOGY
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Dutch - Etymology

Borrowing from English _boy_.

Borrowing from English boy.

Que a categoria em DUTCH - NOUN
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Dutch - Noun

BOY m (_plural_ BOYS, _diminutive_ BOYTJE n) * a male domestic servant, especially colored in a colony

boy m (plural boys, diminutive boytje n)

  1. a male domestic servant, especially colored in a colony

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Dutch - See Also

* baboe

Que a categoria em FRENCH - ETYMOLOGY
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French - Etymology

Borrowing from English _boy_.

Borrowing from English boy.

Que a categoria em FRENCH - PRONUNCIATION
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French - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /bɔj/

  • IPA(key): /bɔj/

Que a categoria em FRENCH - NOUN
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French - Noun

BOY m (_plural_ BOYS) * (now historical, offensive) boy (non-white male servant) * 1930, André Malraux, _La Voie royale_: Claude allait l'ouvrir mais le ton sur lequel le délégué appelait son BOY lui fit lever la tête : l'auto attendait, bleue sous l'ampoule de la porte; le BOY, qui s'était écarté – en voyant arriver le délégué sans doute – se rapprochait, hésitant.

boy m (plural boys)

  1. (now historical, offensive) boy (non-white male servant)

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* “boy” in _le Trésor de la langue française informatisé_ (_The Digitized Treasury of the French Language_).

Que a categoria em ITALIAN - ETYMOLOGY
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Borrowing from English _boy_.

Borrowing from English boy.

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Italian - Noun

BOY m (_inv_) * a male ballet dancer * a bellboy (in a hotel)

boy m (inv)

  1. a male ballet dancer
  2. a bellboy (in a hotel)

Que a categoria em LADINO - ETYMOLOGY
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Ladino - Etymology

Borrowing from Turkish _boy_ (“stature, size”).

Borrowing from Turkish boy (stature, size).

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Ladino - Noun

BOY m (_Latin spelling_) * age, size

boy m (Latin spelling)

  1. age, size

Que a categoria em PORTUGUESE - ETYMOLOGY 1
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Portuguese - Etymology 1

Shortening of _office boy_, from English _office boy_. ALTERNATIVE FORMS * bói NOUN BOY m (_plural_ BOYS) * office boy * (Brazil, slang) a young, upper-class male SYNONYMS * (office boy): office boy * (rich young man): mauricinho

Shortening of office boy, from English office boy.

Alternative forms

Noun

boy m (plural boys)

  1. office boy
  2. (Brazil, slang) a young, upper-class male
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NOUN BOY m (_plural_ BOYS) * obsolete spelling of _boi_

Noun

boy m (plural boys)

  1. obsolete spelling of boi

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Sranan Tongo - Etymology

From English _boy_.

From English boy.

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Sranan Tongo - Noun

BOY * boy

boy

  1. boy

Que a categoria em TURKISH - PRONUNCIATION
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Turkish - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): [boj]

  • IPA(key): [boj]

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Turkish - Etymology 1

From Old Turkic _bod_, from Proto-Turkic _*bod_. NOUN BOY (_definite accusative_ {{{1}}}, _plural_ {{{2}}}) * stature _BOYUN ne kadar?_ ― How tall are you? (lit. "How much is your STATURE?") * size _küçük BOY_ ― small size DERIVED TERMS * boylu * boyluluk * boysuz * boysuzluk

From Old Turkic bod, from Proto-Turkic *bod.

Noun

boy (definite accusative {{{1}}}, plural {{{2}}})

  1. stature
    Boyun ne kadar?How tall are you? (lit. "How much is your stature?")
  2. size
    küçük boysmall size
Derived terms
  • boylu
  • boyluluk
  • boysuz
  • boysuzluk

Que a categoria em TURKISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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Turkish - Etymology 2

From Old Turkic _bod_, from Proto-Turkic _*bod_. NOUN BOY (_definite accusative_ {{{1}}}, _plural_ {{{2}}}) * tribe, clan _eski Türk BOYLARI tarihi_ ― history of ancient Turkish clans DECLENSION

From Old Turkic bod, from Proto-Turkic *bod.

Noun

boy (definite accusative {{{1}}}, plural {{{2}}})

  1. tribe, clan
    eski Türk boyları tarihihistory of ancient Turkish clans
Declension


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