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  • n. Used other than as an idiom: young man.
  • n. A term of endearment or address for a boy.
  • n. A male lover; a sweetheart.

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

  • n. a teenager or a young adult male
  • n. a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman


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  • Workers at the Weinstein Gallery reported that a young man brazenly snatched the piece, worth more than $200,000, from the wall on July 5 and casually walked away.

    Police say Picasso theft was part of luxury spree

  • The first one is about a young man named Justin Bundschuh.

    The Courage To Be Christian

  • Perugino's influence was important to a young man of eighteen, and, in fact, with his wonderful faculty of assimilation, Raphael had soon succeeded in mastering the suggestions and methods of the older painter, his poetic sense of light and space, his harmoniously symmetrical system of composition.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Also Sunday, Mexican police were investigating the killings of a teenager and a young man whose bodies were found tortured near the beachside resort of Zihuatanejo, about 150 miles

  • When a young man these tastes led to conflicts with his father, who resolved on this account to exclude Frederick from the succession, and imprisoned him for several years in the fortress at Küstrin.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • When rebuked by the Venetian Senate on Durer's complaint, the young man subsequently added his own to Durer's initials.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • “Easy,” a black-haired, normal-appearing young man said, coming forward.


  • "Please do not think that your young man is drunk, Dr. Gay," the Emperor Norton was saying.


  • A small-built young man named Antonio and middle-aged man called Francisco, my playing partners for the day, were waiting there.

    The Italian Summer

  • Attalus invited the surviving Pausanias to dinner, entertaining the young man royally with food and drink.

    Alexander the Great


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