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1A boyish or childish characteristic or mannerism (especially in a literary work); an instance of boyishness.
2The characteristic nature of a boy; boyishness, childishness.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in John Dryden (1631–1700), poet, playwright, and critic. From boy + -ism.
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