Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the vigor, freshness, feelings, tastes, or appearance of youth; youthful; young.

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

  • adjective obsolete Youthful.

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  • adjective archaic youthful

Etymologies

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youth +‎ -some

Examples

  • Bereft of his wife on the last day of August, that easy-going worthy, less than two months later, was discovered by his nephew in an ale-house, "very jolly and youthsome, and as one that I believe will in a little time get him a wife."

    Inns and Taverns of Old London

  • Hence, with my mind full of trouble, to my uncle Fenner's, when at the alehouse I found him drinking and very jolly and youthsome, and as one that I believe will in a little time get a wife.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • Hence, with my mind full of trouble, to my uncle Fenner's, when at the alehouse I found him drinking and very jolly and youthsome, and as one that I believe will in a little time get a wife.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Volume 12: September/October 1661

  • Hence, with my mind full of trouble, to my uncle Fenner's, when at the alehouse I found him drinking and very jolly and youthsome, and as one that I believe will in a little time get a wife.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete 1661 N.S.

  • Hence, with my mind full of trouble, to my uncle Fenner's, when at the alehouse I found him drinking and very jolly and youthsome, and as one that I believe will in a little time get a wife.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Sep/Oct 1661

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