- a frequent or favorite male companion; beau.
- a male friend.
- a male lover.
- 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.
Origin of boyfriend
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Examples from the Web for boyfriend
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In an interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer, her boyfriend, Jason Anderson, said Craig-Lewis was “all consumed” by her job.The Mystery Death Of A Female Firefighter
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My boyfriend and his best friend remember seeing you there, too.The Scoop on ‘Serial’: Making Sense of The Nisha Call, Asia's Letters, and Our Obsession
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- a male friend with whom a person is romantically or sexually involved; sweetheart or lover
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Word Origin and History for boyfriend
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