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BOY, n. L. puer for puger, for we see by puella, that r is not radical. So the Gr. probably is contracted, for the derivative verb, forms.

A male child, from birth to the age of puberty but in general, applied to males under ten or twelve years of age a lad. Sometimes it is used in contempt for a young man, indicating immaturity, want of vigor or judgment.

BOY, To treat as a boy.

Rather, to act as a boy to imitate a boy in action. The passage in Shakespeare,in which this word is found,is supposed to allude to the practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage.

I shall see some squeaking Cleopatra boy my greatness.

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Entry for 'Boy'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​kjd/​b/boy.html.
 
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