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In reference to the English word of "Boy." A word that comes from the dialect of Hawaiian slang language which is also referred to as Pidgin English. Very commonly written and spoken in the islands of Hawaii.

flava flav[edit]

shouldn't flava flav's usage of the word boi be addressed?

Wiktionary:Requests for verification - kept[edit]

Kept. See archived discussion of April 2008. 06:01, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Boi is not English; the word "boi" is West Frisian and is translatable to "boy" in Modern English. 22:32, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

"boi" is an English word, as demonstrated by the citations showing usage. I don't speak West Frisian, but the translations section at boy gives jonge as the West Frisian word, the entry for which does not note boi as a synonym (none of "jonge", "boi" and "boy" are in the West Frisian Wiktionary or Wikipedia, which doesn't help). Thryduulf (talk) 00:07, 10 June 2010 (UTC)


I don't know wiki stuff, so I am not editing the definition. Instead I must say this definition needs additional work: The link to Wikipedia's boi is very generic. One that needs to be added directly here (definition) is (citations going back to 2005) Then ( Then I don't know if slang-ish terms are allowed here, but the current definition on wiktionary is slang-ish: (citations going back to 1997) (one of the few definitions that agree with one of the ones here) M-W does not yet list it at all. In general, the currently accepted term refers to a boyish girl or girlish boy. Often Transgender. The term is used in sexually progressive communities i.e. BDSM and GLBTQI/LGBTQIA - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning or Queer, Intersexed, ally or aware ---- Pilcrow deleted this from the main page, with the reason "Use the discussion page" and never copied it here. Luckily, I had one more edit or the wiktionary community may not have been notified of the need for a change. —This unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 06/June/2012.