- a male boarding-school student who lives at home.
Origin of day boy
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for day boy
In this day-boy row that has just started he's gone for my cousin.
He was also the father of Jack Bruce, a day-boy on the engineering side.The White Feather
P. G. Wodehouse
Freedham, quite recovered, returned to his day-boy roof among the endless roofs of Kensingtowe Town.Tell England
Remember that I have been a day-boy house-master, and tried to infuse some esprit de corps into them.
Picture the day-boy's life—at home for meals, at home for preparation, at home for sleep, running home with every fancied wrong.