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black boy

/ˈblækˌbɔɪ/
noun
1.
another name for grass tree (sense 1)
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  • That same day the black boy bade farewell to Israel and to Naomi.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • I can lead one, my black boy can ride another and lead the third.

    A Final Reckoning G. A. Henty
  • "What's we gwine to do here, I wonder," whispered the black boy.

    The Big Brother

    George Cary Eggleston
  • The black boy obeyed just as Gerrard sank back upon the ground.

    Tom Gerrard Louis Becke
  • The master was sitting up in his cot, with a black boy attending on him.

    The Three Commanders W.H.G. Kingston
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Black Boy definition


(1945) An autobiographical novel by the African-American author Richard Wright, portraying racial conflicts in the rural South.

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