schoolboy

[ skool-boi ]
/ ˈskulˌbɔɪ /

noun

a boy attending school.

Nearby words

  1. school year,
  2. school-book,
  3. school-leaver,
  4. schoolbag,
  5. schoolbook,
  6. schoolchild,
  7. schoolcraft,
  8. schoolcraft, henry rowe,
  9. schooled,
  10. schooler

Origin of schoolboy

First recorded in 1580–90; school1 + boy

Related formsschool·boy·ish, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for schoolboy

schoolboy

feminine schoolgirl

/ (ˈskuːlˌbɔɪ) /

noun

a child attending schoolGender-neutral form: pupil, schoolchild
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Word Origin and History for schoolboy

schoolboy

n.

1580s, from school (n.1) + boy. As an adjective from 1874. Related: Schoolboyish.

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