[ UK /bˈɔ‍ɪɪʃli/ ]
  1. like a boy
    he smiled boyishly at his fiancee
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How To Use boyishly In A Sentence

  • A dapper man with an aristocratic air, he was boyishly handsome, compulsively social and intensely creative.
  • Boyishly reared by an emancipated mother and a suicidal father, she is the victim of heredity, environment and her own anachronistic position as an outsider in the new socialist England.
  • He is still boyishly handsome at the age of 45.
  • I'm a masculine bio female, boyishly butch, transmasculine - some might call me a FTM [female to male], but I'm not totally transitioned, though I'm on a moderate dose of T [testosterone], and I'm comfortable with my body as is. Victoria Rosner: A Walk on the Wilde Side
  • In contrast to Attenborough, the boyishly eager Irwin bounded into the frame like Tigger, leaping after the crocs and bantering at full volume: “Crikey!” Unfair Dinkum
  • His skin was still so pale as to be painful to her eyes, and clashed dramatically with his beautiful dark hair, long and luxuriant in the sunlight, and boyishly disheveled.
  • And there emerged from the inner room a trim, lithe, almost boyishly slim figure attired in a bewitchingly skittish-looking garment consisting of knickerbockers and snug brassiere of king's blue satin messaline. Roast Beef, Medium
  • From the waist up he is boyishly taut and lifted, yet stretchy and surprisingly double-jointed in the limbs.
  • he smiled boyishly at his fiancee
  • ‘Nothing…’ Nero lied, ignoring the use of his praenomen as a playful, boyishly immature slur.
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