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Boy

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

This highly successful musical comedy opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London on 14 September 1917. Fred Thompson’s book was based on Arthur Wing Pinero’s 1885 farce The Magistrate, and ...

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boy

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 145 words.

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A boy was originally ‘a male servant’; the origin is obscure. It is apparently identical to East Frisian boy

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Boyer

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 14 words.

annoyer, Boyer, destroyer, employer, enjoyer, Goya, hoya, lawyer, Nagoya, paranoia, sequoia, soya

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Boyer

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 14 words.

annoyer, Boyer, destroyer, employer, enjoyer, Goya, hoya, lawyer, Nagoya, paranoia, sequoia, soya

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Boy

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 314 words.

Variants: Boye, Buoy, Booy, Boyes

Current frequencies: GB 82, Ireland 23 • GB frequency 1881: 37

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Boy

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 1161 words.

In a number of connections ‘boy’ has no reference to age. It is a common term for a ‘native’ servant

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boy

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 31 words.

ahoy, alloy, Amoy, annoy, boy, buoy, cloy, coy, destroy, employ, enjoy, Hanoi, hoi polloi, hoy, Illinois, joy, koi,

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boy

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 30 words.

ahoy, alloy, Amoy, annoy, boy, buoy, cloy, coy, destroy, employ, enjoy, Hanoi, hoi polloi, hoy, Illinois, joy, koi,

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Boyer

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 35 words.

Variants: Boyers

Current frequencies: GB 1211, Ireland 15 • GB frequency 1881: 940 • Main GB location 1881: widespread:

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Boy

in Oxford Music Online

December 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Rhythm and Metre in Music; Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Music. 95 words.

Generic term for drum, used by the Dogon people of Mali. The term also refers to the rhythm beaten for the dance and to the dancing place itself (boy yala). The large and small...

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Boyer

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 17th-Century Art; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 36 words.

French, 15th century, male.

Born in Le Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire); died after 18 July 1509, the date of his will.

Painter.

Boyer may have painted some of the...

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boy

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Boy bishop one of the choirboys formerly elected at the annual ‘Feast of Boys’ in certain cathedrals, to walk in a procession of the boys to the altar of the Innocents or of the Holy...

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boy

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 196 words.

boy bishop one of the choirboys formerly elected at the annual ‘Feast of Boys’ in certain cathedrals, to walk in a procession of the boys to the altar of the Innocents or of the Holy...

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boy v

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 5 words.

bəɪ

sp boy1

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Boyer, Frances

Jeff Berg.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 915 words.

teacher, farmer, and entrepreneur, was born Frances Marion Boyer in Pelham, Georgia, the son of Henry Boyer, a former slave

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poor boy

John Ayto.

in The Diner’s Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 45 words.

In the southern states of the US, a poor boy (or po’ boy) is a substantial sandwich containing any

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Boy Kill Boy

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

This UK indie rock band originally went under the title Future Of Junior before changing their name to Boy Kill Boy in 2004. Based in Leytonstone, London, the quartet comprises ...

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Boy Kill Boy

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 162 words.

This UK indie rock band originally went under the title Future Of Junior before changing their name to Boy Kill

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Cola Boy

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 139 words.

Cola Boy is the name used by the Peterborough, England artist Andrew Naughtie. Cola Boy’s ‘7 Ways To Love’ was

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casualty boy

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 16 words.

A boy who hired himself out as a costermonger's assistant, on a casual basis.

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Boy Meets Boy (2003)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 97 words.

A novel by David *Levithan. One of the earliest teen novels in which the principal character is gay and yet neither tormented by his sexuality nor punished for it. This was groundbreaking:...

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