a member of an organization of boys (Boy Scouts) founded in England in 1908 by Lieut. Gen. Sir Robert S. S. Baden-Powell, that seeks to develop certain skills in its members, as well as character, self-reliance, and usefulness to others.
(lowercase) a member of any similar society elsewhere.
(lowercase) Sometimes Disparaging. a person whose deeds, obliging personality, idealism, etc., exceed normal expectations.
Farm Boys and Girls William Arch McKeever
The Cricket Marjorie Cooke
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Apr 2, 1919 Various
Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 147, August 12, 1914 Various
Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
(US & Canadian, informal) an apparently virtuous and innocent person
boy scouts of america Note: The Scout Law lists twelve characteristics a Boy Scout should have: to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Also, toy boy. a young man noted for his good looks and sexual prowess, especially one who maintains relationships with older, more powerful persons. a female sex object. Contemporary Examples Paris Fashion Week: Redefining Femininity at Comme des Garçons and Rick Owens Robin Givhan September 29, 2012 noun
a young man whose skills or accomplishments are precocious.
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