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    "Joyboy" alternative meaning

    Hi, i have searched about the word joyboy and all the meanings they give have negative value! However in a comic i read they use it for a prosperous person as a positive epithet. Does the word joyboy have a good meaning and if yes then what that might be?

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    Re: "Joyboy" alternative meaning

    Welcome to the forum.

    I've never heard the word before.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "Joyboy" alternative meaning

    I have never heard a positive meaning. It tends to mean a party animal or a young male homosexual.

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    Re: "Joyboy" alternative meaning

    Yes that's what i found out! But technically could we say that it means a boy that gives joy or that is joyful? Like taking the terms joy and boy and make our own interpretation! Can we do this in the English language?

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    Re: "Joyboy" alternative meaning

    I would not extend the meaning to that.

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    Re: "Joyboy" alternative meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by jinzoningen View Post
    Yes that's what i found out! But technically could we say that it means a boy that gives joy or that is joyful? Like taking the terms joy and boy and make our own interpretation! Can we do this in the English language?
    You can probably do it if the two words haven't already been linked and have a recognised meaning. You could link two words together and give them any meaning you like for use amongst your friends and family. It's harder to try to give a new meaning to a word which has already got a definition.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "Joyboy" alternative meaning

    By the way, I have never heard this word either. I asked my 18-year-old daughter, who has far more knowledge of current slang than I do, and she was equally clueless. Have you heard it used often, Mike?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "Joyboy" alternative meaning

    No, I haven't heard it often, but I have heard it. You can check the Urban Dictionary.

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    Re: "Joyboy" alternative meaning

    I'm always a bit afraid to go to Urban Dictionary.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "Joyboy" alternative meaning

    You should only be afraid if you are afraid of words.

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