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boy of

This used to drive our English teachers mad in Tamworth NSW. The word "of" was always inserted when referring to a fellow student as in the boy of Smith or the girl of Brown: There goes the boy of Smith; That is the girl of Brown. Compare bloke of, girl of.

Contributor's comments: Simply, any boy. Used in Newcastle when referring to a boy or student at school, by both teachers and students alike: Teacher, "Malcolm, go and ask the boy of Smith to come to my office, like a good boy please."