schoolboy [-s] n

see school, n. + boy, n.

  1. Boy that attends school; young inexperienced male; lively, audacious, or mischievous child; [pejorative] one who is thoughtless, insensitive, or cruel.
  2. Learner; [fig.] scholar; philosopher; one who tries to explain mysteries of nature or immortality.
  3. Phrase. “School Boy”: young male student; one who is open to learning through exploration.