Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Youth.

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  • noun archaic, obsolete Youth; youthhood.

Etymologies

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From Middle English youthede ("youthhood"), equivalent to youth +‎ -head. See also youthhood.

Examples

  • Lastly, "the great Schooles called the Universities shall be replenished with these that shall be apt to learning; for this must be carefully provided that no father, of what estate or condition that ever he be, use his children at his own fantasie especially in their youthhead; but _all must be compelled_ to bring up their children in learning and vertue."

    The Scottish Reformation Its Epochs, Episodes, Leaders, and Distinctive Characteristics

  • "For first, the youthhead and tender children shall be nourished and brought up in vertue _in presence of their friends_, by whose good attendance many inconveniences may be avoyded in which the youth commonly fall either by overmuch libertie which they have in strange and unknowne places while they cannot rule themselves, or else for lack of good attendance and of such necessaries as their tender age requires.

    The Scottish Reformation Its Epochs, Episodes, Leaders, and Distinctive Characteristics

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