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My best guess, assuming I heard correctly, is "android" but so is she an android. Although the term is not used at all - of course the term used throughout is "replicant."

The other idea is that this is a sort of a compliment, as in "A Team" but I sure don't find that compelling. It could be an insult but I don't think she means to obviously insult him and in fact she likes him, it seems like and is frustrated by his profound indifference.

Grasping at straws: "Alone" boy?

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    I'm reasonably sure she means android-boy
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 25, 2021 at 9:56
  • although the book of course even in the title uses the term android (does it use "replicant" at all?) is the word "android" used in either movie? if you were a replicant hooker would you call another replicant an "android" or a shortened form of it? i am very interested in how replicants thinks; I liked the catty hostility/jealousy twixt the hooker and Joi -- they really disliked each other even though, or maybe because, their minds were of perhaps identical design (if that is true -- i would try to leverage my AI division into as many products as possible.
    – releseabe
    Commented Sep 25, 2021 at 10:04
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    You heard right Doxie#2 Page 30 of shooting script. Commented Sep 25, 2021 at 12:25
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    My immediate guess would be "artificial", as in the real term "a-life".
    – IMSoP
    Commented Sep 25, 2021 at 12:36

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Although the word "android" is never used within the movie, Blade Runner: 2049 is based on and set in the world of the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (by Philip K. Dick). "Androids" in this instance refers to the Replicants of the story.

Now it's not ever explicitly confirmed, but the connection between "A-boy" and "Android-boy" is the closest match I can think of.

Other options:

  • Angry boy
  • Artificial boy
  • a-boy (as in "not" a boy)

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