b-boy

[bee-boi]

Origin of b-boy

First recorded in 1980–85; b(reak dancing) + boy
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Contemporary Examples of b-boy

  • As one of the b-boy pioneers, he travels around the world, performing, teaching workshops, and judging battles.

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    Break Dancing's Big Break?

    Dvora Meyers

    April 9, 2010

  • Coupelin, 29, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a b-boy with 10 years experience, hopes to upgrade to seated venues next year.

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    Break Dancing's Big Break?

    Dvora Meyers

    April 9, 2010


British Dictionary definitions for b-boy

B-boy

noun
  1. a male rap-music fan, who typically can be identified by his casual style of dress

Word Origin for B-boy

C20: from Bronx boy
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