I ran across a strange hypothetical query in the youtube video Why Kabaneri FAILS as an Attack on Titan Clone by Gigguk, around the five minute mark: "Are back Muscles supposed to give me boners?"

When I looked up "boner" in dictionaries, the definition is "a stupid mistake" which doesn't fit in the context.

  • A boner is an erection. It's also a word for mistake. vocabulary.com/dictionary/boner
    – user66974
    Commented May 12, 2017 at 14:46
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    There are millions of google hits on "boner" that answer this question, including various dictionaries. Commented May 12, 2017 at 14:47
  • @Mr.ShinyandNew安宇, of course there would be "boner" on google, I apologize I didn't add the context Commented May 12, 2017 at 14:55
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    @NhuThaiSanhNguyen Could you again edit your question to address the necessity of a dictionary search? "When you searched for boner in dictionaries, why don't they give you enough information?"
    – Andrew Leach
    Commented May 13, 2017 at 12:45
  • @NhuThaiSanhNguyen At this point, I doubt the other members will be satisfied until you at least tell us which dictionary you checked, and why you were unable to deduce the answer you already indicated was correct from it.
    – Tonepoet
    Commented May 15, 2017 at 16:41

1 Answer 1


A "boner" is a term for male penis erection.

To "give someone a boner" means to sexually excite someone, esp. a male.

  • I think that's the right answer, it fits the context Commented May 12, 2017 at 14:52

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