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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 Australian

informal

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

American

spoken

used for talking in a friendly way to a man

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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