boykin

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • boikin (archaic, chiefly in the 16 th century)[1]

Etymology[edit]

boy + -kin, diminutive suffix[1]

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Noun[edit]

boykin (plural boykins)

  1. (now rare, chiefly informal, affectionate)[1] A little boy.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 boykin, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [Draft revision; Sept. 2008]