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boyhood

[boi-hoo d] /ˈbɔɪ hʊd/
noun
1.
the state or period of being a boy:
Boyhood is a happy time of life.
2.
boys collectively:
the boyhood of America.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; boy + -hood
Related forms
preboyhood, noun
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boyhood

/ˈbɔɪhʊd/
noun
1.
the state or time of being a boy his boyhood was happy
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