Examples of lad in a Sentence
Life was hard when I was a lad.
Well, lad, I hope you won't make the same mistake again!
He's a good lad at heart.
They can't treat us like that, can they, lads?!
Recent Examples of lad from the Web
No doubt those thousands of fresh-faced and blue-jacketed farm lads who once wandered our streets every fall were extremely interested in historic architecture.
All five of the 1D lads are doing quite well for themselves, and all five have released new music since the start of 2017… and thus, would be eligible for the 2018 Grammy Awards.
The plan: to inaugurate the young lad into the proud Tiemens' family tradition of competing the annual Lake County Fair Frog Jump.
Surely in a rich history that dates to 1860, The Open, played in England and Scotland, has been a stage for many lads from Glasgow.
Ryan, who really is the person best situated to close the circus down, seems to be afflicted with one of his periodic bouts of invisibility, poor lad.
The trend started with aristocrats, but caught on with middle- and working-class lads as well.
Wilson’s longtime friend Devon Jones said the lanky lad never lacks in desire.
Give the set -- which features the likes of The Hives, The Smashing Pumpkins, Jamie T and The Long Blondes -- a spin, and also scroll through some throwback snaps of the lads during their early days below.
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Origin and Etymology of lad
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsboychick (or boychik), boyo [Irish], callant [chiefly Scottish], boy, laddie, nipper, shaveling, shaver, sonny, stripling, tad, youth
Related Wordsadolescent, juvenile, kid, kiddie (also kiddy), kiddo, minor, moppet, teenager, tween, youngling, youngster; brat, gamin, guttersnipe, hobbledehoy, imp, squirt, urchin, whippersnapper; schoolboy; toddler, tot, tyke (also tike); mama's boy, mollycoddle
LAD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lad for English Language Learners
: a boy or young man
: a man with whom you are friendly
LAD Defined for Kids
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