boy [-s, -'s] n

ME 'knave,' 'young gentleman'.

  1. Youngster; minor; child; kid; nestling; playful creature; [fig.] mortal; human being.
  2. Delinquent; bully; ruffian; roughneck; juvenile offender; rowdy person.
  3. Son; male offspring; (see Genesis 25:27); [fig.] young soldier.
  4. Male persona; [fig.] disciple; follower; apprentice.
  5. Fellow; guy; young man; (see Zechariah 8:5); [fig.] sunset cloud; beam of light.
  6. Phrase. “School Boy”: lad; male student; child from age 6 to 12; one below the age of puberty.