or boy·chick  (boi′chĭk)
n. Slang
A boy or young man.

[boy + Eastern Yiddish -chik, diminutive suffix (from Slavic).]
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dialect (esp in Jewish usage) a term of endearment for a boy or young man
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or boy•chick

(ˈbɔɪ tʃɪk)

n. Slang.
a boy or young man.
[1960–65; boy + Yiddish -chik diminutive suffix of Slavic orig.]
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Only then did I find Mama's Post-it note left on our kitchen doorpost--May G_d help my boychik hit the yellow ball with all his heart today.
boychik lit - a counterpoint, alternative to, and parody of the hugely popular female-oriented fiction genre chick lit.
(6) Quoted in Samuel Rosenthal, 1993, Golden Boychik: Star-Audience Relations between John Garfield and the Contemporary American Jewish Community, (unpublished master's thesis, The Annexberg School for Communication University of Pennsylvania, 1993) 37-8.
But you're not going to be the favorite boychik anymore.
Lead actresses acquit themselves swimmingly, generating believable chemistry and plenty of estrogen, with boychik Bryan Greenberg also passing muster.
ANDREAS: Boychik, in that area we are identical twins.
transported elsewhere, shameful untraceable, not-of-our-mother boychik, our brother).
Once when, at sixteen, I tried to explain why I had started hitting the road, hopping freights, hitch-hiking to Cape Cod, to Tennessee and North Carolina searching for something I couldn't name, he nodded, "Life is short, boychik. Do it."
Don't miss the chance to pinch his cheeks and tell him you remember when he was a little piano-playing boychik (Nov.
Now imagine a "Jazz Singer" that's been on a strict diet and you have "Boychik," a work of such paper-thin sentiment it can only be described as schmaltz-lite.
When Kazin died in the spring, Rick Hertzberg, who had bounced on his knee as a boychik, compared the moment to July 4, 1826.
You think they're gonna spend umpty million dollars making a movie, boychik, and then chase the het breeders away?"