One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Resembling or evocative of a children's adventure story; characterized by daring and heroism; exciting.
1960s; earliest use found in David Pinner (b. 1940). From the genitive of boy + own, after the name of The Boy's Own Paper, a weekly publication aimed at young and teenage boys which frequently featured stories of adventure and daring, published from 1879 to 1967.
Boy's Own/ˌbɔɪz ˈəʊn/
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