AskDefine | Define stripling

Dictionary Definition

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

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  1. A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad.
  2. A juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity (syn: adolescent, teenager).


Extensive Definition

Stripling can be:

other names

in fiction

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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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