schoolboy

To make one look foolish by resorting to the simplest possible means.

We couldn't figure out why the car wouldn't start. We changed the battery and even thought about pulling the engine...then Felipe schoolboyed us and showed us we'd used the wrong car keys.


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  • Schoolboy — School boy , n. A boy belonging to, or attending, a school. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • schoolboy — [sko͞ol′boi΄] n. a boy attending school …   English World dictionary

  • schoolboy — I. noun Date: 1588 a boy attending school II. adjective Date: 1645 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a schoolboy < schoolboy pranks > 2. of, relating to, or being a sport for high school or prep school boys; also being one who participates …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • schoolboy — school|boy [ skul,bɔı ] noun count OLD FASHIONED a boy who goes to school a. only before noun typical of a schoolboy: schoolboy humor/mischief a schoolboy prank …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • schoolboy — [[t]sku͟ːlbɔɪ[/t]] schoolboys 1) N COUNT A schoolboy is a boy who goes to school. ...a group of ten year old schoolboys. 2) ADJ: ADJ n (disapproval) If you think a man s sense of humour is silly or rude, you can describe it as schoolboy humour …   English dictionary

  • schoolboy — UK [ˈskuːlˌbɔɪ] / US [ˈskulˌbɔɪ] noun [countable] Word forms schoolboy : singular schoolboy plural schoolboys old fashioned a boy who goes to school …   English dictionary

  • schoolboy — noun Schoolboy is used before these nouns: ↑humour …   Collocations dictionary

  • schoolboy — school|boy [ˈsku:lbɔı] n especially BrE 1.) a boy attending school 2.) schoolboy humour jokes that are silly and rude but not offensive …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • schoolboy — noun (C) especially BrE 1 a boy attending school 2 schoolboy humour jokes that are silly and rude but not offensive …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • schoolboy — moksleivis statusas T sritis švietimas apibrėžtis Asmuo, lankantis bendrojo lavinimo mokyklą. atitikmenys: angl. schoolboy; schoolgirl vok. Schulbesucher rus. учащийся ryšiai: palygink – mokinys …   Enciklopedinis edukologijos žodynas

  • schoolboy — schoolboyish, adj. /skoohl boy /, n. a boy attending school. [1580 90; SCHOOL1 + BOY] * * * …   Universalium

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