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strip·ling

 (strĭp′lĭng)
n.
A male adolescent or young adult.

[Middle English, possibly from strip, strip; see strip2.]

stripling

(ˈstrɪplɪŋ)
n
a lad
[C13: from strip2 + -ling1]

strip•ling

(ˈstrɪp lɪŋ)

n.
a youth.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stripling - a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturitystripling - a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
juvenile, juvenile person - a young person, not fully developed
chebab - a Palestinian juvenile 10-15 years old who fights against the Israelis
mod - a British teenager or young adult in the 1960s; noted for their clothes consciousness and opposition to the rockers
pachuco - a Mexican-American teenager who belongs to a neighborhood gang and who dresses in showy clothes
punk rocker, punk - a teenager or young adult who is a performer (or enthusiast) of punk rock and a member of the punk youth subculture
rocker - a teenager or young adult in the 1960s who wore leather jackets and rode motorcycles
young buck, young man - a teenager or a young adult male

stripling

noun boy, youth, lad, youngster, adolescent, fledgling, shaver (informal), young fellow, hobbledehoy (archaic) a stripling of 20
Translations
فَتى
výrostek
knøs
ifjonclegény
unglingspiltur
pusaudzis
genç delikanlı

stripling

[ˈstrɪplɪŋ] Nmozuelo m, joven m imberbe

stripling

n (liter)Bürschchen nt; (pej also)Grünschnabel m

stripling

[ˈstrɪplɪŋ] n (esp hum) → giovanotto

stripling

(ˈstripliŋ) noun
a boy or youth not yet fully grown.
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Then, indeed, the captive turned his face toward the light, and looked down on the stripling with an expression that was superior to contempt.
He could talk sagely about the world's old age, but never actually believed what he said; he was a young man still, and therefore looked upon the world--that gray-bearded and wrinkled profligate, decrepit, without being venerable--as a tender stripling, capable of being improved into all that it ought to be, but scarcely yet had shown the remotest promise of becoming.
I recollect that, when a stripling, my first exploit in squirrel-shooting was in a grove of tall walnut-trees that shades one side of the valley.
She was a brand-new bride, innocent, girlish, happy in herself and her grave and worshiping stripling of a husband; she was about eighteen, just out of school, free from affections, unconscious of that passionless multitude around her; and the very first time she smote that old wreck one recognized that it had met its destiny.
But first he casts to change his proper shape, Which else might work him danger or delay: And now a stripling Cherube he appeers, Not of the prime, yet such as in his face Youth smil'd Celestial, and to every Limb Sutable grace diffus'd, so well he feignd; Under a Coronet his flowing haire In curles on either cheek plaid, wings he wore Of many a colourd plume sprinkl'd with Gold, His habit fit for speed succinct, and held Before his decent steps a Silver wand.
Meanwhile, he was enjoying a long furlough which would not be over for six months; and already the dowagers of the Faubourg Saint-Germain were pitying the handsome and apparently delicate stripling for the hard work in store for him.
He was a comely, well-knit stripling, and as soon as he was strong enough to walk his chief delight was to go with his father into the forest.
A shorter clerk came behind the first, a taller clerk behind the second, a stripling of a dozen years rising behind the third.
I have seen a brawny, fellow, with no lack of ordinary courage, fairly quail before this slender stripling, when in one of his curious fits.
Still, there was great uncertainty which of these vocations the youth was best endowed to fill; but, having no other employment, the stripling was constantly lounging about the homestead,” munching green apples and hunting for sorrel; when the same sagacious eye that had brought to light his latent talents seized upon this circumstance as a clew to his future path through the turmoils of the world.
We are dwelling too long, perhaps, upon these individual pictures, endeared to us by the associations of early life, when, as yet a stripling youth, we have sat at the hospitable boards of the "mighty Northwesters," the lords of the ascendant at Montreal, and gazed with wondering and inexperienced eye at the baronial wassailing, and listened with astonished ear to their tales of hardship and adventures.