1A person’s regular male companion with whom they have a romantic or sexual relationship.
- His mum was a single mother who had a succession of boyfriends, none of whom were able to act as a father figure to him or his sister Denise.
- Why do male friends and boyfriends from the past always get in touch when their lives are falling apart?
- For some reason I find it very difficult to meet potential boyfriends or dates.
lover, sweetheart, loved one, love, beloved, darling, dearest, young man, man friend, man, escort, suitor, wooer, admirer, worshipper, follower;
the love of one's life, the apple of one's eye, the object of one's affections;
South African jong
British informal boyf
North American informal squeeze
informal, dated intended
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