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  1. You are a cry boy now.
  2. You are a crying boy now.

What does the each sentence mean? When would you choose each form to mean what?

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    There's the idiomatic crybaby (or cry-baby, but not usually written as two completely separate words), used to mean a person, especially a child, who cries readily for very little reason. But cryboy, cry-boy has no currency. Your second suggestion is grammatically valid, but not something native speakers would normally say. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica May 30 '15 at 15:52
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The first is incorrect. You wouldn't hear someone say "cry boy". You can say "cry baby". This is a slightly rude (but not vulgar) way to say that someone is overly emotional and dramatic, and that they cry a lot.

The second sentence is correct. It means "you are a boy that is crying right now." However, you wouldn't hear people say it very often. There's not really any reason to tell a boy that is crying that he is a a boy that is crying. I'm sure he already knows.

  • Saying crybaby to a small child is OK, but for older children (say by school age) and outside of the family can be considered cruel and often occurs related to bullying. – user3169 May 30 '15 at 17:20

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