Part of speech: noun

The state or period of being a boy; boys collectively.

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Usage examples "boyhood":

  1. For there had come an hour in his life when the convict of his boyhood had stood in closer relationship to his misery than the people whom he had touched in the street. - "The Ancient Law", Ellen Glasgow.
  2. A part of Lowell's full harvest of prose sprang from that habit of enormous reading which he had indulged since boyhood. - "Modern American Prose Selections", Various.
  3. Horror drove me thence in my early boyhood; I fled; my father's business filled me with loathing. - "Pretty Michal", Mór Jókai.