boy friend

boyfriend

[boi-frend]
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; boy + friend

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boyfriend (ˈbɔɪˌfrɛnd)
 
n
a male friend with whom a person is romantically or sexually involved; sweetheart or lover

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boyfriend
"woman's paramour," 1909, from boy + friend.
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