Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Youth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being a youth; the period of youth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being young, either in age or in spirit; youth

Etymologies

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From Middle English *youthehod, from Old English ġeoguþhād ("youthhood"), equivalent to youth +‎ -hood. Cognate with Old Saxon jugudhēd ("youthhood"). Compare also Middle English youthede ("youthhood"), see youthhead.

Examples

  • The sociologists, psychologists, economists and others who study this age group have many names for this new phase of life - "youthhood," "adultescence" - and they call people in their

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • The sociologists, psychologists, economists and others who study this age group have many names for this new phase of life - "youthhood," "adultescence" - and they call people in their

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • The sociologists, psychologists, economists and others who study this age group have many names for this new phase of life - "youthhood," "adultescence" - and they call people in their

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • And more than hope: an exhaustless store of certainty, vision, belief-which came to me first in the time of my youthhood, the Depression '30s.

    The '30S

  • Long-term, when youth step into youthhood in our churches, they need to have resources ready for them -- and those resources need to be genuinely present for their benefit, and not ultimately because it is their job to be there or because they have institutional goals of their own.

    Philocrites: Sinkford: Continental YRUU will be replaced.

  • In a 2005 cover story on the phenomenon, Time magazine labeled these young people “Twixters”; others label this new area between adolescence and adulthood “youthhood” or “adultesence.”

    Generation Me

  • In a 2005 cover story on the phenomenon, Time magazine labeled these young people “Twixters”; others label this new area between adolescence and adulthood “youthhood” or “adultesence.”

    Generation Me

  • Daphnis became to him the embodiment, the concrete image, of eternal youthhood, of adolescence in the abstract, the attribute of an idealised humanity.

    Austin and His Friends

  • In early youthhood Monroe received a good education, but left school to join the army and soon after was commissioned a lieutenant.

    Hidden Treasures Or, Why Some Succeed While Others Fail

  • "The childhood of history is best for the child, the boyhood of history for the boy, the youthhood of history for the youth, and the manhood of history for the man."

    A Guide to Methods and Observation in History Studies in High School Observation

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