Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Boy"

The meaning of "Boy" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Butt-trunk boy mean?
A: @Jun24: My guess would it refers to the fact that he ripped the butt of his pants getting out the trunk of his car.

One thing I forgot to mention before is that "trunk" can also be slang for "butt". "Junk in the trunk" means you have a large behind.
Still not entirely sure what exactly they mean by "butt trunk" though haha (^_^;)
Q: What does oh boy! mean?
A: It's another way of saying Oh great! In sarcasim. Like, Oh no! or Oh my gosh!
Q: What does " Dashed decent of you , old boy !" mean?
A: "Dashed" is a very old fashioned word for "very".

"Decent" means "good natured" or "kind" (when describing a person).

"Dashed decent of you" means "you did a very decent thing" or "you are very decent". You could say this after someone helped you with something.

"Old boy" is a way to refer to someone affectionately. Again, it's very old fashioned.

Hope that helps!
Q: What does boy are they baring it ALL! mean?
A: @ExtremelyCruel I went to the article. "baring it all" means they are showing too much skin.
Q: What does I was once a young boy never fled too far from home mean?
A: @guu-: I used to be young and when I was, I never went to far from home. (he stayed where things were comfortable and well-known

Example sentences using "Boy"

Q: Please show me example sentences with Them boys and their boys. Why do natives say them instead of their?.
A: In some dialects, "them" is used to say "these", it doesn't have to do with "their" : Them boys need to grow up = these boys need to grow up
Q: Please show me example sentences with boy mom.
A: Ah, okay. I think I get what you’re saying.
In that sense, no. It makes it sound like you’re telling your mom that you are a boy.
Try: “Being the mom/mother to boys is hard/harder [than with girls].”
or “I’m the mom/mother of [x amount of] boys.”
or “I’m the mom/mother of my son.”
Q: Please show me example sentences with i am a boy.
A: "I am a boy who likes to play baseball". "Just because I am a boy doesn't mean I can't take dance lessons".
Q: Please show me example sentences with boy.
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Please show me example sentences with mama’s boy.
A: "He has been treated like a baby all his life. He's a mama's boy."

Synonyms of "Boy" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Each boy received a present. and Each of the boys received a present. ?
A: same meaning, the only difference is that
sentence 1; each is an adj that describes boy
sentence 2; of the boys is a prepositional adv that describes each, which is the subject
Q: What is the difference between boy and guy and man ?
A: Generally speaking:

boy - male child
guy - this can apply to any male starting at about teenage years onward. It is an informal expression.
man - any adult male
Q: What is the difference between "I never chased a boy or called a boy or sat in a parked car with a boy." and "I never chased a boy and called a boy and sat in a parked car with a boy." ?
A: @kuram120: In the first sentence, you are saying you haven't done any of those things at all. In the second, you say you have never done all of those things together. However, it might be possible that you have only called a boy without chasing or sitting with him.
Q: What is the difference between the boy lived and the boy who lived ?
A: "The boy lived" is a complete sentence.

"The boy who lived" is just a noun.
Q: What is the difference between a gifted boy and a talented boy ?
A: We normally use 'gifted' to talk about smart people. Talented normally refers to specific skills, like juggling, playing an instrument or singing. For example:

The gifted student is doing very well in math class.

That singer is very talented.

Translations of "Boy"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 男友達 the boy who is friend(not boyfriend)
A: 男友達は "male friend, guy friend, boy friend" です。

彼氏は boyfriend
男友達は boy friend
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? I already like a boy or I like already like a boy
A: you would say :
I already like a boy
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? boy
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? The boys in my class are more than the girls
A: I believe you mean to say "they're are more boys in my class than girls"
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? “男神”(A charming boy who a lot of persons adore)
A: A few years ago, when Grey's Anatomy was popular, "McDreamy", a nickname for the actor Patrick Dempsey, was commonly used in a similar fashion as 男神. Dempsey's portrayed character, Derek Shepherd, was a man who was charming, devilishly handsome, extremely smart (he was a neurosurgeon, after all) and basically the kinda guy every girl goes to sleep dreaming about, hence "McDreamy". Most people know this term, albeit not being very popular anymore, and only girls would use it. Other than this, the concept of 男神,女神 is not that prevalent in the US.

Other questions about "Boy"

Q: We saved a boy whose leg was broken. Does this sound natural?
It sounds a little awkward but I believe it's correct. "We saved a boy with a broken leg." Sounds better.
Q: Could you tell me what this boy says?
A: It gives you a black ring round your eyes and makes you look really silly!
Q: The boys misused the playground equipment on purpose. Does this sound natural?
A: "misused" usually implies "on purpose" and so you wouldn't use both. If he accidentally was not using the equipment in the correct way we would say that.
Q: When I was a young boy I liked go around the woods near my home but my mom didn't allow me that. Does this sound natural?
A: When I was a young boy I liked to go into the woods/forest near my home but my mom wouldn't allow it.

You need the past tense of "to like"
-> liked, because you are referring to an action that happened in the past.
Q: “All the boys in our class think she is very easy on the eyes。”

About this sentence,can I understand that all the boys think she is pretty?
Is that what this sentence is about, or is there a special meaning?
A: Yup, you are right.
This phrase means someone (that girl) is good to look at or decent looking.

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