Simple Definition of youth
: the time of life when someone is young : the time when a young person has not yet become an adult
: the time when something is new and not yet established
: a teenage boy or young man
Full Definition of youth
plural youths play \ˈyüthz, ˈyüths\
1 a : the time of life when one is young; especially : the period between childhood and maturity b : the early period of existence, growth, or development
2 a : a young person; especially : a young male between adolescence and maturity b : young persons or creatures —usually plural in construction
Examples of youth
She had a troubled youth.
He spent his youth in the Midwest.
He got into a lot of trouble in his youth.
a generation trying to recapture lost youth
when the industry was still in its youth
Four youths are suspected of starting the fire.
Origin of youth
Middle English youthe, from Old English geoguth; akin to Old English geong young — more at young
First Known Use: before 12th century
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