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Men and boys - thesaurus

Synonyms

male

noun

a man

boy

noun

a young man

young man

noun

an expression that older people sometimes use for referring to or speaking to a boy or young man

gentleman

noun

a man who is always polite and honest and considers other people’s needs

lad

noun

Britishinformalold-fashioned a boy or a young man

fellow

noun

old-fashioned a man

boy wonder

noun

showing disapproval a boy or young man who is very intelligent, skillful, or successful

family man

noun

a man who likes spending time at home with his wife or partner and children

macho man

noun

a man who is very macho. This word usually shows that you dislike men like this, though it is often used as a joke

guy

noun

informal a man

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a father/mother figure

someone who is considered by others to be like a father or mother

a man’s man

a man who likes spending time with other men and doing things that men traditionally enjoy

a slip of a boy/girl

a small thin boy/girl

bloke

noun

Britishinformal a man

blue-eyed boy

noun

Britishinformal a fair-haired boy

boy

noun

a man of any age, especially when you are talking about where he comes from

boy

noun

a boy or man of any age who has a particular job

boys will be boys

used for saying that some types of behavior are typical of boys and men, and that they will never change

buck

noun

informal old-fashioned a young man

chap

noun

Britishinformal old-fashioned a man, especially one that you like

chico

noun

Americaninformal a boy or young man

dude

noun

very informal a man

eunuch

noun

a man whose testicles have been removed, especially, in the past, a man whose job was guarding women in a harem

fella

noun

informal a man

feller

another spelling of fella

gallant

noun

old-fashioned a young man who treats women in an extremely polite and helpful way

geezer

noun

informal an insulting word for an old man

gent

noun

informal old-fashioned a gentleman

gents

noun

informal old-fashioned a way of speaking to or referring to the men in a large group

good old boy

noun

Americaninformal a man who is considered typical of the social group to which he belongs, especially a white man from the southern U.S.

hombre

noun

mainly spoken a man

John Doe

noun

American a man whose name is not known. The name for such a woman is Jane Doe.

laddie

noun

Scottishinformal a boy, or a young man

laddy

another spelling of laddie

M.

abbreviation

male

mama’s boy

noun

Americaninformal an insulting word for a boy or man who depends too much on his mother and is considered weak

manhood

noun

literary men in general

mummy’s boy

noun

Britishinformal a mama’s boy

one of the boys

a man who enjoys being with other men and doing things that men normally do

punk

noun

Americaninformal a young man who has no status, breaks the law, and is often violent. This word is considered an insult.

renaissance man

noun

a man who knows a lot about many different subjects and has many practical skills and abilities

stripling

noun

mainly literary a young man who is not yet an adult

swain

noun

literary a young man, especially a young man who is in love

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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