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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 of boyhood
1735-1745
1735-45; boy + -hood
Related forms
preboyhood, noun
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  • He has not seen the green hills of his fatherland since boyhood.

    Quiet Talks on Prayer S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
  • You were changing from boyhood into manhood, and you were changing without any authority over you.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • From his boyhood Bass wanted to be a sailor, but was apprenticed, sorely against his will, to a Boston apothecary.

  • It reminded him of Max's boyhood, when he had read to Max at night.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He enhanced the endowment by diligent study in the high school at Prato, in Tuscany, where he spent his boyhood.

    Idling in Italy Joseph Collins
British Dictionary definitions for boyhood

boyhood

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