choirboy

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choir +‎ boy

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choirboy (plural choirboys)

  1. A boy chorister.
    Coordinate term: choirgirl
  2. (figuratively) A piously innocent person.
    • 2004, Pierre Hazan, Justice in a Time of War (page 108)
      Kordic is no choirboy. The tribunal has accused him of crimes against humanity for helping to orchestrate a massive campaign of persecution against Muslims in the Lasva valley in central Bosnia.

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