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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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Examples for boyhood
  • Beachy sees no irony between his rustic, low-tech boyhood and a career spent developing new types of agricultural technologies.
  • It reminds me of one of my first boyhood lessons in camaraderie.
  • He still lives in his boyhood room at his parents' house and says he hopes to start a fast-food franchise one day.
  • Baseball has special meaning for me because it was once my boyhood ambition, and for five years it was my career.
  • Finally the object was revealed: the mechanical baseball game that consumed thousands of hours of my boyhood.
  • It is in the early days of rollicking boyhood that the revelation first burst upon one, all in a day, as it were.
  • More than the dialogue and the situation had dated: the moral climate was no longer that of my boyhood.
  • It is in the early days of rollicking boyhood that the revelation first bursts upon one, all in a day, as it were.
  • My boyhood,- with no shadows over it but those my own wayward will called up.
  • One thing about his boyhood was peculiar: he hardly grew.
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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