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An expression said when one is excited, pleased, or pleasantly surprised. A lot of people sure came to the fundraiser, boy! Boy, that was a delicious birthday cake!

Boy!

and Boy, oh boy!
phr. a sentence opener expressing surprise or emphasis. (This is not a term of address and can be used with either sex, although it is quite informal.) Boy! Am I glad to see you, Molly!
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But Rose was bent on showing her aunt that she could use her influence for the boys' good, and said steadily
The donkeys galloped, the wagon rolled on smoothly, the boys slept (Lamp-Wick snored like a dormouse) and the little, fat driver sang sleepily between his teeth.
"You fella boy bad fella too much," Sheldon charged.
Pale and haggard faces, lank and bony figures, children with the countenances of old men, deformities with irons upon their limbs, boys of stunted growth, and others whose long meagre legs would hardly bear their stooping bodies, all crowded on the view together; there were the bleared eye, the hare-lip, the crooked foot, and every ugliness or distortion that told of unnatural aversion conceived by parents for their offspring, or of young lives which, from the earliest dawn of infancy, had been one horrible endurance of cruelty and neglect.
Our nice boy didn't forget us after he went abroad.
It became a sort of boys' paradise, and Laurie suggested that it should be called the `Bhaer-garten', as a compliment to its master and appropriate to its inhabitants.
"I saw it yesterday and it put me in mind of what I have long wanted to do," he said, and again he looked away over the head of the boy with the wavering, uncertain stare in his eyes.
There were boys all round him, looking at him curiously, and a feeling of shame came over Philip.
Yet no attack came on that night or the next; on the third Trent and the boy sat talking and the latter frankly owned that he was nervous.
We take out tables, and the big boys sit round and drink beer--double allowance on Saturday nights; and we cut about the quadrangle between the songs, and it looks like a lot of robbers in a cave.
This alteration in the fat boy's demeanour originated in his increased sense of his own importance, and the dignity he acquired from having been taken into the confidence of the young ladies; and the smirks, and grins, and winks were so many condescending assurances that they might depend upon his fidelity.
The boy stirred restlessly, gave her a surprised look, and began to whittle again at his stick, with the dull, broken-bladed knife in his hand.
For years she worked assiduously with the little boy's education.
SOCRATES: Do you observe, Meno, that I am not teaching the boy anything, but only asking him questions; and now he fancies that he knows how long a line is necessary in order to produce a figure of eight square feet; does he not?
He felt that his charge was not making the progress that his parents had a right to expect, and he was now conscientiously explaining this fact to the boy's mother.