What does Boi mean?

Boi means Boy

Popular in online culture and rap music, ‘Boi’ is a slang twist on the word “boy”. It’s used to mock someone for looking or acting foolish. This could be seen in text messages or social media posts, often when someone has done something laughably dumb or embarrassing.

However, the term ‘Boi’ has a different meaning in the LGBTQ community. It can be a term of affection, particularly among lesbians, for a younger or more submissive butch individual. It’s a way of acknowledging someone’s identity in a supportive and accepting way.

Not only is it used among lesbians, but also to describe young trans men who are beginning their transition. It’s a term that embraces their journey and acknowledges their courage. The term is also used for young gay or bisexual males who exhibit more traditionally feminine traits, again, as a way of embracing their unique individuality.

So, the same term, ‘Boi’, can have different meanings depending on the context. It can be a playful insult among friends, a roast in a rap battle, or a term of endearment and acceptance in the LGBTQ community.

Example for using ‘Boi’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that new music video?

Yeah, I did. That rapper really roasted that other guy. πŸ˜‚

I know, right? He called him a total boi! 🀣

Haha, yeah! It’s like he was saying he looked stupid. πŸ˜…