boyhood

[ boi-hoo d ]
/ ˈbɔɪ hʊd /

noun

the state or period of being a boy: Boyhood is a happy time of life.
boys collectively: the boyhood of America.

Origin of boyhood

First recorded in 1735–45; boy + -hood
Related formspre·boy·hood, noun
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boyhood

/ (ˈbɔɪhʊd) /

noun

the state or time of being a boyhis boyhood was happy
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