stripling


stripling

noun

Definition of STRIPLING

a male person who has not yet reached adulthood <the young boxer looked like a mere stripling next to his larger, more seasoned opponent>
Synonyms boychick (or boychik), boyo [Irish], callant [chiefly Scottish], lad, laddie, nipper, shaveling, shaver, sonny, stripling, tad, youth

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