Stripling definition

strĭplĭng
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A male adolescent or young adult.
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A grown boy; youth passing into manhood.
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(archaic) A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
stripling
Plural:
striplings

Origin of stripling

  • Middle English possibly from strip strip strip2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition