Definitions starting with B

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/bohy, boy/ [cf. Scots, a male person of any age and condition if unmarried and residing in the parental home; US dial. South a Negro of any age ADD; SA idem] n. a Black man (now considered offensive, unless used between equals): 1888 Every darky, however old, is a boy (Powless 66). 1973 [He] was no longer a "waiter" but "boy". So we fought for our dignity (Missick 35), cf. BUOY

2. a term of address(to females as well as males; cf. MAN): Yes, boy! (Inagua.) (Black)

Tags: noun, term of address

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Last update: 2012-01-08 14:25
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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