Definition of boyishness in English:



  • See boyish

    • ‘It had nothing to do with the usual qualities such men are supposed to possess: vulnerability, say, or boyishness, or even charisma.’
    • ‘For all his verbal roughhousing, the 41-year-old exudes a peculiar vulnerability and a boyishness in his taunts.’
    • ‘Though he's preternaturally young, his unmediated aggressiveness has tempered any bit of boyishness (but he tells you often he's 35).’
    • ‘There is something almost childlike about Harper, a gee-whiz boyishness.’
    • ‘He does retain a certain boyishness - a jauntiness of gait when he has spotted someone he really must talk to.’