sonny boy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sonny boy a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)
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Usage

In literature:

Then after another pause he mumbled, "Here, sonny," and gave the boy a dollar.
"Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich" by Stephen Leacock
At six Sonny Sahib began to find the other boys unsatisfactory in a number of ways.
"The Story of Sonny Sahib" by Sara Jeannette Duncan
To the inmates of the room the boy was known as "Joe" or "Quinn" or "Sonny.
"The Veiled Lady" by F. Hopkinson Smith
Which I ain't a-sayin' it on account o' Sonny bein' my boy, but it seems to me was a mighty unfair advantage.
"Sonny, A Christmas Guest" by Ruth McEnery Stuart
These boys when grown ran away and founded a new dynasty in Songhay, that of the Sonnis, in 1355.
"The Negro" by W.E.B. Du Bois
None of this sonny-boy stuff; Ranjit Singh was a man of dignity, and he respected the dignity of others.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
I expect he hears a similar tale about once a month and as a rule he comes across with a job for sonny boy.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
I didn't wonder that mother couldn't pick out sonny boy.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
What do you say, Sonnie-Boy?
"Sonnie-Boy's People" by James B. Connolly
How come sonny boy here's askin' for him then?
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
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In poetry:

Said Sonny Boy: 'Alas, I know.
My conscience doth accuse me;
The lady stood upon my toe,
Yet did not say—"Excuse me!"
"Willie" by Robert W Service

In news:

Celebrating The Birthday Of Sonny Boy Williamson.
Sonny Boy Williamson, one of the great blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter's of the world died on this day in 1965.
Wink Musselman Quartet of Shame/ Sonny Boy Java Lanes Saturday, Sept 30.
05 Sonny Boy Williamson His Best Nine Below Zero.
Happiness at Work Does Exist, Sonny Boy.
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