- The definition of a lad is a young man.
An example of a lad is a thirteen year old boy.
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- a boy or youth
- Informal any man; fellow: familiar or endearing term
Origin: Middle English ladde from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
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- A young man; a youth.
- Informal A man of any age; a fellow.
Origin: Middle English ladde, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.