Definition of Schoolboyish

1. Adjective. Befitting or characteristic of a young boy. "Schoolboyish pranks"

Exact synonyms: Boyish, Boylike
Similar to: Immature, Young
Derivative terms: Boyishness



Definition of Schoolboyish

1. Adjective. Resembling a schoolboy in behaviour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Schoolboyish

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Schoolboyish

school tie
school trip
school uniform
school voucher
school vouchers
school year
school years
schoolbag
schoolbags
schoolbook
schoolbookish
schoolbooks
schoolboy
schoolboy error
schoolboy errors
schoolboyish (current term)
schoolboyishly
schoolboys
schoolbus
schoolbuses
schoolchild
schoolchildren
schooldame
schooldames
schoolday
schooldays
schoole
schooled
schooler
schooleries

Literary usage of Schoolboyish

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1. Teaching in School and College by William Lyon Phelps (1912)
"can institution where the marks are never given or heard of except at fixed examinations visited Yale, and told me it seemed to him very schoolboyish for ..."

2. The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb by Maurice Henry Hewlett, Laurence Binyon, Edward James Hewlett, William Randolph Hearst, Jonathan Swift, Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb, Edward Verrall Lucas, Frederick Madison Smith, Mariano Tomás (1905)
"... as it necessarily must do, unless you print those very schoolboyish verses I sent you on not getting leave to come down to Bristol last Summer. ..."

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