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.
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.
These are lads who have played for England who have an affinity with us and a relationship.
The lads kept working til the end, put our bodies on the line.
Meanwhile, As the Matzo Ball Turns – The Musical (Sept. 7-10), an adaptation of Jozef Rothstein’s memoir, tells the heartbreaking and humorous story of a small-town Pennsylvania lad who goes off to Hollywood in search of stardom.
New claims will arise; women will demand the vote; lads from 12 to 21 will think their rights not enough attended to; and every man who has not a farthing, will demand an equal voice with any other, in all acts of state.
During the latter, rows of fans stand in line, link their arms and jump up and down the way British lads do at football matches.
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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
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