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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An adolescent youth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

Etymologies

Middle English, possibly from strip, strip; see strip2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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