Definition of 'boyish'
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The crucial aspects of hiding a boyish figure are patterns and detailing. The Sun (2008)He had a boyish appearance that contrasted sharply with the maturity of his sermons. Christianity Today (2000)His face in repose possessed a boyish charm that disarmed her. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEHe has a boyish enthusiasm for his meteoric trajectory. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Her figure is boyish and she has brown teeth but he still prefers her to me. The Sun (2009)He no longer relies on his boyish charm and smile to win us over. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But will his voice and boyish charm be too cringeworthy for the rest of the judges? The Sun (2009)The vigour is evident again now, along with the humour in that still boyish face. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She is just a perfectly beautiful woman, but at the same time quite boyish. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It means she tends to wear dark colours, boyish shoes and clothes that hide her shape. The Sun (2011)He has a questioning mind and an alert, boyish face. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Some say it was a play on his unusual surname; others say it referred to his boyish face. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The boyish grin, frequently deployed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Both boyish, short hair brushed forward, skinny jeans. Times, Sunday Times (2008)With an infectious grin and boyish enthusiasm, he was left-leaning politically. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was smiling -- a self-conscious boyish grin. Seminary Boy (2006)And for all her glamour, she is quite boyish, with an earring in her upper ear. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: boyish ADJECTIVE
If you describe a man as boyish, you mean that he is like a boy in his appearance or behaviour.
She was relieved to see his face light up with a boyish grin.
Definition of boyish from the Collins English Dictionary
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