Definition of boyfriend in English:


Line breaks: boy|friend
Pronunciation: /ˈbɔɪfrɛnd


1A person’s regular male companion with whom they have a romantic or sexual relationship.
More example sentences
  • 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;
partner, significant other, live-in lover, cohabitee, common-law husband, fiancé;
the love of one's life, the apple of one's eye, the object of one's affections;
South African jong
Britl informal boyf
North American informal squeeze
informal , dated intended
literary swain
dated beau, steady
2 [as modifier] Denoting an item of clothing for a woman or girl that is designed to be loose-fitting or slightly oversized: a boyfriend cardigan

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