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boyish

[ boi-ish ]
/ ˈbɔɪ ɪʃ /
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adjective

of or befitting a boy; engagingly youthful or innocent: a boyish grin.

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Origin of boyish

First recorded in 1540–50; boy + -ish1

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British Dictionary definitions for boyish

boyish
/ (ˈbɔɪɪʃ) /

adjective

of or like a boy in looks, behaviour, or character, esp when regarded as attractive or endearinga boyish smile

Derived forms of boyish

boyishly, adverbboyishness, noun
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