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schoolboy error

A very simple, basic, or fundamental mistake or error. Primarily heard in UK. Thanks to a schoolboy error by their opponents' keeper, the football club will advance to the next round of the tourney. The math textbook had to be reprinted after several schoolboy errors were discovered in some of the equations.
See also: error, schoolboy

schoolboy humour

  (British & Australian) also schoolboy humor (American & Australian)
stupid jokes that are rude but not very offensive Isn't he a bit old for this type of schoolboy humour?
See also: humour, schoolboy

schoolboy Scotch

n. wine. Give me a pint of that schoolboy Scotch.
See also: schoolboy
References in classic literature ?
Well," replied Fisher, reflectively, "it rather depends which schoolboy.
The soul of a schoolboy is a curious thing," Fisher continued, in a meditative manner.
The two schoolboys, the proprietors now of the transformed clerk, carried him into an elegant room.
Now I am twenty-eight and am in reality more illiterate than many schoolboys of fifteen.
Birtley's honours board for this season consists of (and take a deep breath) Mark Dickinson, Minors champion 38kg; Liam Cowie, Schoolboy finalist & GB bronze medallist 40kg; Jack Lewis Dickinson, Schoolboy and GB 38kg champion; Isaac Milburn, Schoolboy and GB 38kg champion; David Robson, Schoolboy and GB champ 40kg; Tom Ward, European, NABC, Junior ABA and GB Champion 54kg; Luke McCormack, Junior ABA runner-up, European silver medallist 48kg; Pat McCormack, Junior ABA runner up, GB and European champion and voted third best boxer at Europeans Championships 2011 50-kg; and Callum French, Junior ABA Champion, GB champion and European quarter-finalist 52-kg.
St Pat's boss Mahon is disappointed that a number of figures have been linked with the job who have shown little interest in schoolboy football.
Another schoolboy said that Mr Durrant had put his hands down his boxer shorts.
JORDAN Evans, of Maesteg ABC, atoned for his recent loss by beating Tony Connors, Splott Adventure's 2008 WABA Ltd schoolboy champion.
North eastern schoolboy champion Edwards who hadn't trained all the previous week in a bid to shake off his chest ailment, was an early leader of the 30-plus field.
A SCHOOLBOY and four students who planned to be terrorists in Afghanistan were locked up yesterday.
SCHOOLBOY Champions were the star pupils as they lifted the coveted Jack Pickard Memorial Shield at Abbey Social Club.
Best Schoolboy Award went to Sam Ako, Best Junior Award was picked up by Ryan Cuckson and Ged Carroll was named the Solly's Best Senior on the night.
Dubai A cleaner has been accused of repeatedly showing pornographic movies to an 11-year-old schoolboy before raping him twice in an underground car park.
Newbiggin coach Paul Scott was delighted with Kai Hume's success after stablemate Jimmy Pyers agonisingly lost 18-16 to European champion Patrick McCann from Kettering in the schoolboy semis.
JACK Parry (Gilfach Goch ABC) upset the formbook when he was given a controversial majority decision over charismatic WABA schoolboy champion Romeo Romaeo (Kyber Colts) on the Colts home tournament at the Abercynon Social Club.