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n. pl. boy·os Chiefly Irish and Welsh
A boy or man. Used especially as a form of address.

[boy + -o.]


informal Brit a boy or young man: often used in direct address
[from Irish and Welsh]



1. a boy or youth; young man.
2. chap; fellow (used as a familiar term of address).
[1250–1300; Middle English ladde, of obscure orig.; compare late Old English Ladda (nickname)]
lad′dish, adj.
lad′hood, n.


[ˈbɔɪəʊ] N (Brit) (often in direct address) → joven m, muchacho m


interj (Welsh) → Junge m
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Take a good look for in the years ahead you will encounter many No Good Boyos and you must, at all costs, give them a very wide berth, otherwise if one evening you drag one in through the cat flap your father will go bananas.
Do we not hear citizens of the North sometimes referring to our South Wales cousins as Boyos or Taffies?
And if that is his definition of a Welsh boyo, then I am sorry - I would rather our Welsh boyos than a whinger like him.
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It was a convincing performance against an under-strength Boyos team, with solid performances from the whole team, especially Lucas Clarke and Callum Jones in defence.