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A boy or young man; a lad.


chiefly Scot a familiar term for a male, esp a young man; lad


(ˈlæd i)

n. Chiefly Scot.
a young lad; boy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laddie - a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)
boy, male child - a youthful male person; "the baby was a boy"; "she made the boy brush his teeth every night"; "most soldiers are only boys in uniform"


n (esp Scot inf) → Junge m, → Bub m (S Ger, Aus, Sw)
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I remember how she read 'Treasure Island,' holding it close to the ribs of the fire (because she could not spare a moment to rise and light the gas), and how, when bed-time came, and we coaxed, remonstrated, scolded, she said quite fiercely, clinging to the book, 'I dinna lay my head on a pillow this night till I see how that laddie got out of the barrel.
After this, I think, he was as bewitching as the laddie in the barrel to her - Was he not always a laddie in the barrel himself, climbing in for apples while we all stood around, like gamins, waiting for a bite?
And here, Davie, laddie," he resumed, "it lies near upon my conscience to improve this parting, and set you on the right guard against the dangers of the world.
The first, which is round, will likely please ye best at the first off-go; but, O Davie, laddie, it's but a drop of water in the sea; it'll help you but a step, and vanish like the morning.
Macpherson was no longer a poor Highland laddie, but a man of world-wide fame.
Whether the lassie went or not I cannot say, but the laddie was off to the land of Nod, in about ten minutes, quite worn out with hearing the bad tidings and the effort to bear them manfully.
Tudor's uncle had married an English lady who was third cousin to a living lord, and Amy regarded the whole family with great respect, for in spite of her American birth and breeding, she possessed that reverence for titles which haunts the best of us--that unacknowledged loyalty to the early faith in kings which set the most democratic nation under the sun in ferment at the coming of a royal yellow-haired laddie, some years ago, and which still has something to do with the love the young country bears the old, like that of a big son for an imperious little mother, who held him while she could, and let him go with a farewell scolding when he rebelled.
The sweet old tunes that one is never tired of were all Polly's store; and her favorites were Scotch airs, such as, "Yellow-Haired Laddie," "Jock o' Hazeldean," "Down among the Heather," and "Birks of Aberfeldie.
I remember him in Take the High Road as a young laddie.
Indeed, I know full well how our Mr Vaughan feels as sadly I lost my beloved dog Laddie, a Shetland sheepdog, many years ago.
During the visit to Nemarluk today Laddie the Labrador, the newest teacher at the school was welcomed into the teaching fold.
She struck up a relationship with the male, Laddie - who has been Lady's mate for the past few years - and has since mated multiple times with him, Rangers predict "dramatic scenes" if 29-year-old Lady returns.