Definition of a broth of a boy in English:

a broth of a boy


  • Used approvingly to refer to a very lively boy.

    ‘Ambrose too had a long reign as a minor - a broth of a boy.’
    • ‘You're right, my jewel; there's not such a broth of a boy to be picked up every day in the week.’
    • ‘But he's much more of a broth of a boy now, right enough.’
    • ‘After dinner we were waiting on the Balcony sipping our coffee to see a procession when in came some of the other Officers of the North Star from their boating excursion among whom was a broth of a boy a Marine a friend of Chambers.’