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schoolboy

Line breaks: school|boy
Pronunciation: /ˈskuːlbɔɪ
 
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Definition of schoolboy in English:

noun

1A boy attending school: [as modifier]: schoolboy cricketers
More example sentences
  • A group of young American schoolboys from a military academy are stranded on a tropical island after a plane the boys were traveling in crashed into the sea.
  • By contrast, the judges and commissioners now being appointed to police MPs are empowered to exercise unquestioned authority from the moral high ground, like a headmaster disciplining squabbling schoolboys.
  • Following the establishment of compulsory elementary education in 1872, a growing number of children attended classes, but schoolgirls remained fewer in number than schoolboys.
1.1 [as modifier] Characteristic of or associated with schoolboys: schoolboy humour
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  • The Brits, with their propensity for schoolboy humour and scatology, deal with the subject by uproarious laughter.
  • Although it won't be the last time he tours in Ireland, don't miss this extra chance to check out his hilarious, acutely observed anecdotes and cheeky schoolboy humour.
  • My sense is that Orwell had a head full of poems, most of them accumulated in schoolboy days and soon afterwards when he must have done prodigious reading.

Words that rhyme with schoolboy

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