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1. Chiefly British A graduate of a public school for boys.
2. A man who is a member of an old-boy network.
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1. (sometimes capitals) Brit a male ex-pupil of a school
2. informal chiefly
a. a familiar name used to refer to a man
b. an old man
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old boy(ˈoʊld ˈbɔɪ for 1; ˈoʊld ˌbɔɪ for 3 )
1. an adult male, esp. in the South. Compare good old boy.
2. Chiefly Brit. an alumnus, esp. of a boys' preparatory or public school.
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|Noun||1.||old boy - a familiar term of address for a man|
|2.||old boy - a vivacious elderly man|
|3.||old boy - a former male pupil of a school|
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old boyold girl
noun alumnus or alumna, former pupil The school boasts a long list of famous old boys.
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