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Names used for talking to a man or boy - synonyms or related words

man

noun

informal used for talking to a man or a boy

sonny

noun

old-fashioned used for talking to a boy or young man who you do not know very well, often in a threatening way

mate

noun

used for talking in a friendly way to someone, especially a man

son

noun

spoken a friendly way of addressing a boy or a man who is younger than you

sport

noun

American and Australianinformal used for talking in a friendly way to a boy or man

bro

noun

spoken used especially by young people for talking in a friendly way to a man or boy

old man

noun

old-fashioned used for talking to a male friend

Mac

noun

spoken used in some parts of the US and in Scotland for talking to a man whose name you do not know. It is sometimes considered impolite.

pal

noun

spoken used for talking to a man who has annoyed you or made you angry

brother

noun

Americanspoken used for talking in a friendly way to a man

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freshet

a rise in the level of a stream or river

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