strip·​ling | \ ˈstri-pliŋ How to pronounce stripling (audio) \

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Examples of stripling in a Sentence

the young boxer looked like a mere stripling next to his larger, more seasoned opponent
Recent Examples on the Web In Dunst’s hands, Antoinette is naturally happy, an excitable stripling full of life — the sort of protagonist you’d root for simply because the performer inhabiting her is so agreeable. Matthew Jacobs, Vulture, 2 Dec. 2021 Best-selling author Margaret George has just published a novel repackaging the Roman emperor Nero, whose name has evoked mayhem and recreational pyromania for the past 2,000 years, as a misunderstood stripling. Joe Queenan, WSJ, 5 May 2017

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First Known Use of stripling

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stripling

Middle English

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“Stripling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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