day boy


noun Chiefly British.

a male boarding-school student who lives at home.

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Origin of day boy

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for day boy

dayboy
/ (ˈdeɪˌbɔɪ) /

noun

British a boy who attends a boarding school daily, but returns home each evening
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