What does the word boyhood mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Various
  3. Horror drove me thence in my early boyhood; I fled; my father's business filled me with loathing. – Pretty Michal by Mór Jókai