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noun
  1. 2
    a young man

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  2. 4

    the boys

    informal a group of men who are friends

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  3. 5
    used when speaking to a male dog or horse

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  4. 6
    a boy or man of any age who has a particular job

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pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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