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A boy who lives at home but attends a school where other pupils board.
- ‘He himself had attended the school and recalled that there were 82 pupils there at the time, all boarders except one day boy, and one lay teacher.’
- ‘Close friendships between boarders and day boys were rare; both factions preferred their own.’
- ‘News that a day boy was to spend the night at the school was on everyone's lips.’
- ‘I shared my large room with Andy, a day boy, and so had the place to myself at night.’
- ‘On Sundays after the chapel service we were allowed to visit relatives or day boys who were friends.’
- ‘In those days it was still a boarding school, though half were day boys from local neighbourhoods like myself.’
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