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Difference between Girl-boy and Girlie-boy


1. (derog.) a girlish boy whose behavior is more suitable for a girl than for a boy:

  • Little boys are laughed at as effeminate, silly girl-boys if they want to make patchwork or play with a doll.

2. a girl considered boyish in behavior or manner:

  • My first baby was a girl-boy, she was hell on wheels, I am glad my other two were boys.

girlie-boy—(UK sl.) an effeminate young male homosexual (also: ladyboy):

  • The popular rock musical tells the story of a “girlie-boy” singer who undergoes a botched sex-change operation.