Definition of boyish in English:

boyish

Syllabification: boy·ish
Pronunciation: /ˈboi-iSH
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

boyishly

adverb
More example sentences
  • His charisma was of the kind that lit up a room as soon as he entered it, boyishly handsome even after his hair began to grey, with movie-star good looks that many women found irresistible.
  • A black silk shirt hung open from his shoulders, baring a boyishly smooth and muscular torso for a man who says he's 69 and is alleged by various old spoilers down south to be as much as five years older.
  • Sure, you already knew that Ken's funny, smart, insightful, and boyishly handsome, but did you know he can also sing and dance?

boyishness

noun
More example sentences
  • For all his verbal roughhousing, the 41-year-old exudes a peculiar vulnerability and a boyishness in his taunts.
  • It had nothing to do with the usual qualities such men are supposed to possess: vulnerability, say, or boyishness, or even charisma.
  • There is something almost childlike about Harper, a gee-whiz boyishness.

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