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choirboy

[kwahyuh r-boi] /ˈkwaɪərˌbɔɪ/
noun
1.
a boy who sings in a choir, especially a church choir.
2.
Slang. a person who is notably honest, moral, or innocent.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; choir + boy
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  • He has a round choirboy face, blue eyes with a glint of irreverence, and a boyish tousle of graying hair.
British Dictionary definitions for choirboy

choirboy

/ˈkwaɪəˌbɔɪ/
noun
1.
one of a number of young boys who sing the treble part in a church choir
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Slang definitions & phrases for choirboy

choirboy

noun

Altar boy: This brilliant, coldly efficient crime boss makes John Gotti look like a choirboy (1970s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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