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bud

noun

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a young person who is between infancy and adulthood
  • that sitcom star is still a bud, so all he needs right now are looks and personality

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bud

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of bud (Entry 2 of 2)

as in blossom, bloom

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The first known use of bud was in the 14th century

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“Bud.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bud. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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