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boyfriend

[boi-frend] /ˈbɔɪˌfrɛnd/
noun
1.
a frequent or favorite male companion; beau.
2.
a male friend.
3.
a male lover.
adjective
4.
pertaining to or noting clothing and accessories for women that are inspired by men's fashions: roomy and comfortable boyfriend jeans;
an oversize boyfriend watch.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; boy + friend
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British Dictionary definitions for boy friend

boyfriend

/ˈbɔɪˌfrɛnd/
noun
1.
a male friend with whom a person is romantically or sexually involved; sweetheart or lover
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Word Origin and History for boy friend

boyfriend

n.

"woman's paramour," 1909, from boy + friend (n.).

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