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bwoy (plural bwoys)

  1. (Jamaica) Eye dialect spelling of boy.
    • 1891, Charles Dudley Warner, Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4[1]:
      But eesterday he guided slow My downcast Jenny, vull o' woe, An' then my little maid in black, A-walken softly on her track; An' after he'd a-turn'd ageaen, To let me goo along the leaene, He had noo little bwoy to vill His last white eaerms, an' they stood still.
    • 1902, M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell), North, South and Over the Sea[2]:
      And Susan, she did write back immediate an' say, 'My poor bwoy, there be a sad surprise in store for you.'
    • 1994 November 18, Rosalind Cummings, “Hip Hop Godfather”, in Chicago Reader[3]:
      Then comes the Stones' "Miss You"; on cue, the crowd yells in unison, "What's da matter wich you bwoy!"