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Stripling definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STRIPLING, n. [from strip, stripe; primarily a tall slender youth, one that shoots up suddenly.] A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad.
And the king said, inquire thou whose son the stripling is. 2 Samuel 18.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity [syn: adolescent, stripling, teenager, teen]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century youth 2a

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a youth not yet fully grown. Etymology: ME, prob. f. STRIP(2) + -LING(1), in the sense of having a figure not yet filled out

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stripling Strip"ling, n. [Dim. of strip; as if a small strip from the main stock or steam.] A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad. Inquire thou whose son the stripling is. --1 Sam. xvii. 56.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(striplings) People sometimes refer to a young man as a stripling when they want to indicate in a slightly humorous way that although he is no longer a boy, he is not yet really a man. (OLD-FASHIONED) ...a stripling of 20. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Lad, boy, youth.

Moby Thesaurus

Young Turk, adolescent, arriviste, baby, boy, bright young man, comer, fledgling, hobbledehoy, hopeful, infant, junior, juvenal, juvenile, lad, laddie, minor, modern, modern generation, modern man, modernist, modernizer, neologism, neologist, neology, neonate, neoteric, neoterism, neoterist, new generation, new man, nouveau riche, novus homo, parvenu, pubescent, rising generation, sapling, schoolboy, slip, son, sprig, tad, teenager, teener, teenybopper, upstart, young hopeful, young man, young person, younger, youngest, youngling, youngster, youth


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