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choirboy

[ kwahyuhr-boi ]
/ ˈkwaɪərˌbɔɪ /
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noun

a boy who sings in a choir, especially a church choir.
Slang. a person who is notably honest, moral, or innocent.

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Origin of choirboy

First recorded in 1830–40; choir + boy
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British Dictionary definitions for choirboy

choirboy
/ (ˈkwaɪəˌbɔɪ) /

noun

one of a number of young boys who sing the treble part in a church choir
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