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the state or period of being a boy:
Boyhood is a happy time of life.
boys collectively:
the boyhood of America.
Contemporary Examples

Rockaway Finds Warmth Amid the Cold as Residents Rebuild After Sandy Michael Daly November 19, 2012
If You’re Hunting for Forrest Fenn’s Buried Treasure, Start Here Tony Doukopil February 28, 2013
Black ‘Boyhood’ Is Always Black First, Boy Later Teo Bugbee August 29, 2014
Black ‘Boyhood’ Is Always Black First, Boy Later Teo Bugbee August 29, 2014
Black ‘Boyhood’ Is Always Black First, Boy Later Teo Bugbee August 29, 2014

Historical Examples

Quiet Talks on Prayer S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
The Naval Pioneers of Australia and Walter Jeffery Louis Becke
Floyd Grandon’s Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas
Idling in Italy Joseph Collins

the state or time of being a boy: his boyhood was happy


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