baby boy

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baby boy (plural baby boys)

  1. A very young male human being, from birth to a couple of years old.
  2. (derogatory) A man who is immature or infantile.
    • 2001, Jet - Volume 100, page 63:
      Tyrese stars as Jody, a misguided young Black man who is really just a "baby boy" finally forced to face the commitments of real life.
    • 2009, Craigh Barboza, John Singleton: Interviews, ISBN 1604731168, page 129:
      Says the director: "They've all been raised by women, so they're always trying to show how much of a man they are when they really are baby boys. They have nothing going for them."
    • 2011, Jackie Collins, DEADLY EMBRACE, ISBN 0731815858, page 207:
      "I have to sit in a class full of baby boys. Don't you hate baby boys?" "What're baby boys?" "Boys who don't know anything about girls," she said vaguely.
  3. A term of endearment for a male child or a boyfriend.

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