noun pl. youths
- the state or quality of being young, esp. of being vigorous and lively, or immature, impetuous, etc.
- the period of life coming between childhood and maturity; adolescence
- an early stage of growth or existence
- young people collectively
- a young person; esp., a young man
ME youthe < OE geoguthe < *jugunthi < Gmc *juwunthi (with g for w based on *dugunthi-, goodness, valor) akin to Du jeugd: for IE base see young