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boyfriend

[ boi-frend ]
/ ˈbɔɪˌfrɛnd /
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noun
a frequent or favorite male companion; beau.
a male friend.
a male lover.
adjective
pertaining to or noting clothing and accessories for women that are inspired by men's fashions: roomy and comfortable boyfriend jeans;an oversize boyfriend watch.

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Origin of boyfriend

First recorded in 1895–1900; boy + friend

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British Dictionary definitions for boyfriend

boyfriend
/ (ˈbɔɪˌfrɛnd) /

noun
a male friend with whom a person is romantically or sexually involved; sweetheart or lover
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