Definition of stripling
: youth 2a
Examples of stripling in a Sentence
the young boxer looked like a mere stripling next to his larger, more seasoned opponent
Recent Examples of stripling from the Web
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.
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Origin and Etymology of stripling
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
STRIPLING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stripling for English Language Learners
: a boy or young man
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