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boy toy

A younger man who has sexual or romantic interactions with an (often) appreciably older woman, especially in a superficial or non-committal relationship. After her divorce, the actress was seen with several boy toys around town. Helen's boy toy stays over at her manse because she refuses to set foot in his frat house on campus.
See also: boy, toy

boy toy

An attractive younger man who is linked with an older woman, for social activities, sexual favors, or the like. In effect he is the counterpart of a sugar daddy. This slangy term dates from about 1980 and may be used disparagingly or admiringly, depending on the context. A headline in the magazine Maxim ran “Be Her Boy Toy: Younger Guys and Older Women” (June 2004). The term, which is on its way to becoming a cliché, may also be applied to a homosexual relationship, that is, a younger man kept by an older man. It is also put as toy boy.
See also: boy, toy
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It was obvious in the published pictures that Kris Jenner was beaming with glorious positivity as she remained close to her rumored boy toy Ben Flajnik.
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In pursuit of knowledge of her cryptic young lover, Dominique seeks out two acolytes from his past: an adoring transvestite named Chris (Vincent Lindon, conveying the sort of fragile authenticity that eluded William Hurt in Kiss of the Spider Woman) and Quentin's former sugar daddy Soukaz (Francois Berleand), who has long since tired of being jerked around by this unpredictable boy toy.