b'hoy

n.

1846, U.S. colloquial for "spirited lad, young spark," supposedly from the Irish pronunciation of boy.


Nearby words

  1. b star,
  2. b supply,
  3. b&b,
  4. b&c,
  5. b&d,
  6. b'nai b'rith,
  7. b, b,
  8. b-,
  9. b-1,
  10. b-17

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