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boy

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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References in classic literature ?
Patting the boy's cheek affectionately, the mother shook her head negatively.
'As you're perfect in that,' resumed Squeers, turning to the boy,
Behind them stood a little delicate-looking light-haired English boy carrying a bag.
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.
"It is time for the boy to begin thinking of going out into the world and the message will be one concerning him," he decided.
Philip had a squeamish appetite, and the thick slabs of poor butter on the bread turned his stomach, but he saw other boys scraping it off and followed their example.
"Much cleverer," the boy said, "but we've been great chums all our life.
Open the windows, Warner." The boy addressed, who sat by the long ropes, proceeded to pull up the great windows, and let in a clear, fresh rush of night air, which made the candles flicker and gutter, and the fires roar.
'Your hand, my boy! Why have I never heard until the day before yesterday of your suffering yourself to be cooped up in jail?
"If I disturb you, say so, and I'll go away," she began, pausing on the threshold with modest hesitation, for something in the elder boys' faces excited her curiosity.
This was not a nice boy, and she did not like to be called "silly." Still, he was somebody besides--old folks.
Think how great was his surprise when he saw that the donkey was weeping--weeping just like a boy!
For years she worked assiduously with the little boy's education.
The boy with the billiard ball said that he had never seen it in his life before, and hazarded the suggestion that it had got into his box through some mysterious and occultly evil agency.
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?