boy [boy] n 1Nickname (as of a name used when the speaker doesn't know the name of the young boy being addressed). [This would only be used to a child, young teenager often when needing their help. It is from the English "boy".] (sem. domains: - Child, - Nickname, - Youth.) 2Servant "boy" (as of a young boy taken into the home to help with household chores in exchange for board, lodging and schooling). (sem. domains: 6.1.1 - Worker.) 3Family nickname (as of a pet name for a boy that often becomes almost his personal name). [Such a name is often carried right throughout life and is better known that his given, Christian name. It is from the English "boy".] (sem. domains: - Nickname, - Terms of endearment.)