Definition of b-boy in English:

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b-boy

Pronunciation: /ˈbiːbɔɪ/

noun

informal, chiefly US
A young man involved with hip-hop culture.
Example sentences
  • It had its own language, it had developed a dress pattern inspired by the African-American b-boys and b-girls, and its artistic tastes indicated a preference for rap music, breakdancing, and graffiti.
  • It's because patriotism is the last refuge of a b-boy.
  • No way a joyous b-boy could pop 'n' lock to this thing.

Origin

1980s: b-probably from the noun beat or from breakdancing.

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