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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.
References in classic literature ?
1-16) I will tell of Dionysus, the son of glorious Semele, how he appeared on a jutting headland by the shore of the fruitless sea, seeming like a stripling in the first flush of manhood: his rich, dark hair was waving about him, and on his strong shoulders he wore a purple robe.
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.
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.
Perhaps, young gentleman, you may change your opinion, if you live to my years: for I remember I thought myself as wise when I was a stripling of one or two and twenty as I am now.
With The Black Wolf dead, and may the devil pull out his eyes with red hot tongs, we might look farther and fare worse, mates, in search of a chief," spoke Red Shandy, eyeing his fellows, "for verily any man, be he but a stripling, who can vanquish six such as we, be fit to command us.
In the spring of 1883, twelve years before, a stripling of eighteen, he had crossed over the Chilcoot with five comrades.
He seemed to remember a time when he was not quite so rough and obdurate; and almost thought that he had first hated Nicholas because he was young and gallant, and perhaps like the stripling who had brought dishonour and loss of fortune on his head.
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.
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.