lad

noun \ ˈlad \

Definition of lad

1 :a male person of any age between early boyhood and maturity :boy, youth
2 :fellow, chap

Examples of lad in a Sentence

  1. Life was hard when I was a lad.

  2. Well, lad, I hope you won't make the same mistake again!

  3. He's a good lad at heart.

  4. They can't treat us like that, can they, lads?!

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Origin and Etymology of lad

Middle English ladde



LAD Defined for English Language Learners

lad

noun

Definition of lad for English Language Learners

  • : a boy or young man

  • : a man with whom you are friendly


LAD Defined for Kids

lad

noun \ ˈlad \

Definition of lad for Students

:boy 1, youth


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