the lads

plural noun

British, informal
: the male friends or work partners of a man viewed as a group
He was out drinking with the lads at the pub.

Examples of the lads in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beyond The Story gives fans something tangible to remember the lads by, news of which arrives during a burst of activity. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 14 June 2023 The theater where the lads took their kits off is long shuttered, and there’s still no local industry to provide reliable employment. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 13 June 2023 The defense started the day fast, registering would-be sacks of Jones on the first two plays of the first full-team period, prompting a lot of hooting and hollering from the lads in blue. Jim McBride,, 13 June 2023 My dad ran ahead to the house, to stick a fry on for the lads coming back. Caolán Magee, CNN, 6 Apr. 2023

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“The lads.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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