day boy

day boy
noun
: a day student at a boys' boarding school especially in Great Britain

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Chiefly Brit.
a male boarding-school student who lives at home.
[1840-50]

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day boy UK US noun [countable] [singular day boy plural day boys] british
a boy who studies at a boarding school but does not live there
Thesaurus: school pupilshyponym

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day boy,
a nonresident student who attends a boarding school: »

He had been a happy day boy at his preparatory school and won a scholarship to a public school, where he was also happy as a boarder (Sunday Times).

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ˈday boy [day boy] noun (BrE)
a boy ↑day pupil

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • day boy — n BrE a boy ↑day pupil …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • day boy — (or day girl) ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a boy (or girl) who lives at home and attends a school that also takes boarders …   English terms dictionary

  • day-boy — dayˈ boy or dayˈ girl see ↑day scholar below. • • • Main Entry: ↑day …   Useful english dictionary

  • day boy — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms day boy : singular day boy plural day boys British a boy who studies at a boarding school but does not live there …   English dictionary

  • day boy — n. boy who attends a boarding school during the day but sleeps at home …   English contemporary dictionary

  • day boy — (or day girl) noun Brit. a boy (or girl) who lives at home but attends a boarding school …   English new terms dictionary

  • day boy — noun (C) BrE a boy day pupil …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • day boy — noun A male day pupil …   Wiktionary

  • day boy — Chiefly Brit. a male boarding school student who lives at home. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

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