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callow

callow

adjective cal·low \ˈka-(ˌ)lō\

—used to describe a young person who does not have much experience and does not know how to behave the way adults behave

Full Definition of CALLOW

:  lacking adult sophistication :  immature <callow youth>
cal·low·ness \ˈka-lō-nəs, -lə-nəs\ noun

Examples of CALLOW

  1. <a story about a callow youth who learns the value of hard work and self-reliance>

Origin of CALLOW

Middle English calu bald, from Old English; akin to Old High German kalo bald, Old Church Slavic golŭ bare
First Known Use: 1580

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