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    Question on Roam

    Hi All,

    Could you please let me know whether the sentence is correct?.

    Question: A boy who roams with girls is called as Playboy - Is that right?

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    Re: Question on Roam

    Quote Originally Posted by vignts View Post
    Hi All,

    Could you please let me know whether the following sentence is correct?

    Question: A boy who roams flirts with girls is called as P a playboy. Is that right?

    Thanks.
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    Hello VTS, and welcome to the forum.

    See corrections above.

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    #3

    Re: Question on Roam

    Roams does not work there for me at all.

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    Re: Question on Roam

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Hello VTS, and welcome to the forum.

    See corrections above.
    Grammatically, "flirt" is perfect. Though I wonder if there is a better word. Not all flirtatious boys are playboys.

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    #5

    Re: Question on Roam

    Yes - 'playboy' has a wider meaning than that.


    • a man, esp one of private means, who devotes himself to the pleasures of nightclubs, expensive holiday resorts, female company, etc

    (Collins)

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    #6

    Re: Question on Roam

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    Not all flirtatious boys are playboys.
    And, confusingly, most playboys would be described as men not boys.

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    #7

    Re: Question on Roam

    I googled it and apparently the word "playboy" meant boy actor (play+boy) in the 17th or 18th century. Of course, Hugh Hefner made it so famous in the 20th century.

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