ˈe-ˌfēb How to pronounce ephebe (audio)
: ephebus
also : a young man : youth

Examples of ephebe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alger then spent the rest of his life creating fictions about ephebes and young men, and older fellows like Mr. Whitney and Mr. Greyson helping boys get off the street. Alissa Quart, Rolling Stone, 14 Mar. 2023

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Word History


Latin ephebus

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ephebe was in 1880

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“Ephebe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ephebe. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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