A close male friend (not necessarily of the opposite sex).
You can run, you can run, tell my friend-boy, Willie Brown.
You can run, tell my friend-boy, Willie Brown.
Lord, that I'm standin' at the crossroad, babe, I believe I'm sinking down.
Cross Road Blues – Robert Johnson (covered by Cream as 'Crossroads')
A boy who is more than just a friend, but not yet your "Boyfriend".
Karren: "My Friend-Boy is going to come to that party with me Friday, What should I wear?"
Lisa: "He isn't your boyfriend yet?"
Karren: "Not yet. But, we're talking. He will be my boyfriend by the end of the night."