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of or befitting a boy; engagingly youthful or innocent:
a boyish grin.
Contemporary Examples

Imposter Bieber Incites Teen Riot and More Bieber Wannabes Katherine Brennan July 16, 2012
The James Foley I Knew in the ISIS War Zone Jamie Dettmer August 19, 2014
An Unlikely Hero Blooms in Ibiza: Orlando Bloom Sort of Punches Justin Bieber Amy Zimmerman July 29, 2014
Cashing In on Coming Out Johanna Piazza June 9, 2009
Dragon Tattoo Actress Cast Gina Piccalo August 15, 2010

Historical Examples

Doctor Luttrell’s First Patient Rosa Nouchette Carey
Folkways William Graham Sumner
The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
The Queen’s Scarlet George Manville Fenn
Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West William MacLeod Raine

of or like a boy in looks, behaviour, or character, esp when regarded as attractive or endearing: a boyish smile


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