1. Kingsley,1922–95, English novelist.

noun, plural a·mis [amee; English a-meez, ah-meez] /aˈmi; English æˈmiz, ɑˈmiz/. French.

  1. a friend, especially a male friend.
  2. a boyfriend or male lover.


  1. Sir Kingsley . 1922–95, British novelist and poet, noted for his novels Lucky Jim (1954), Jake’s Thing (1978), Stanley and the Women (1984), The Old Devils (1986), and The Folks that Live on the Hill (1990)
  2. his son, Martin. born 1949, British novelist. His works include The Rachel Papers (1974), Money (1984), London Fields (1989), The Information (1994), Yellow Dog (2003), and Lionel Asbo: State of England (2012)


  1. a male friend

14c., “friend lover,” from Old French amy, ami (see Amy).

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