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noun
  1. 1
    a male child

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    1. a.
      a son

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  2. 2
    a young man

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  3. 3
    a man of any age, especially when you are talking about where he comes from

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    1. a.
      American offensive an extremely offensive word used for talking to a black man, especially in the past

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  4. 4
    used when speaking to a male dog or horse

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  5. 5
    a boy or man of any age who has a particular job

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  6. 6

    the boys

    informal a group of men who are friends

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    1. a.
      British the members of a sports team

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a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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