Definition of boyo in English:



Welsh, Irish
  • A boy or man (used chiefly as a form of address)

    ‘how's it going, boyo?’
    • ‘Get your Holyhead ferry timetables out, boyo - figures from the British Land Registry show property prices in some parts of Wales rising by a massive 49% in the year to September.’
    • ‘It may look greener in the next field, boyos, but what you've got right beside you is just as fine.’
    • ‘Look here boyo while I pick apart your statement.’
    • ‘More and more people are opting to stay at home on New Year's eve because if you're in a pub you are in severe danger of being ploughed out of the way by a herd of thirsty boyos trying to get to the bar.’
    • ‘Perhaps pharmaceuticals and biotech stuff, if the animal rights boyos can be kept at bay.’
    • ‘But if you start off by aiming at giving the customer an honest value with an honest welcome, boyo, you'll be in the running.’
    • ‘As for the New Wave boyos, well, how dated are they when you listen to them now?’
    • ‘TV advertising ain't cheap, boyo.’
    • ‘It's lovely, boyo, as they probably wouldn't dream of saying in these parts.’
    • ‘There is a faint trace of a smile, but he does not flinch: whatever the honorary boyo's faults, he is unlikely to be bought with a knighthood.’
    • ‘I am most certainly your elder, and I will take you over my knee if I have to, boyo.’
    • ‘Make sure the Millennium Stadium is full, boyos, and you might just do it.’
    • ‘For instance, if I swear at politicians, I can generally explain why I do it and the boyo gets to find out a bit more.’
    • ‘With a broken pelvis, police interrogations and his girlfriend dead, this boyo has a whole heap of problems.’
    • ‘And then he bought the magazine which has his name on every boyo's lips.’
    • ‘These four boyos are all united by a total disregard for their own personal safety and a burning desire to destroy the boundaries of taste and decency.’
    • ‘Given the way pro-snooping laws are proliferating, architects can now expect regular visits from the security boyos.’
    • ‘If I command him to put the newest posts at the top like every other bleeding blog in the world - are you listening boyo - will he obey?’
    • ‘Rally round the flag, boyos, to celebrate 100 years of hate.’
    • ‘‘I just want you to know, boyo,’ he said, ‘that you had my vote.’’
    man, my friend
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