What Is a Frat Boy?

The slang term "frat boy" describes a current member of a college or university social fraternity. The label is often associated with the stereotypical alcohol-fueled, girl-chasing party lifestyle of young men in the Greek system.

As of 2014, fraternities with the most members nationwide include Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Lambda Chi Alpha and Tau Kappa Epsilon. Celebrity figures who were frat boys during their college days include Warren Beatty (Northwestern University), Stephen Spielberg (Cal-State University at Long Beach), Harrison Ford (Ripon College), Kevin Costner (Cal-State University at Fullerton), Burt Reynolds (Florida State University), Eli Manning (University of Mississippi), David Letterman (Ball State University), George W. Bush (Yale University), Chris Klein (Texas Christian University) and Adam Sandler (New York University).