1. slang A male virgin. A: "I can't believe he's still a cherry-boy!" B: "He says he's waiting for marriage."
2. slang An inexperienced male soldier. I was still a cherry-boy when I was first sent into armed combat. I came back from that skirmish a lot older than when I went in.
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