An example of a youth is a person who is only 14 years old.
An example of youth is the time period before you turn 18 and become an adult.
Her youth and beauty is what attracted him to her.
Make the most of your youth, it will not last forever.
I made many mistakes in my youth, but learned from them all.
There were a group of youths hanging around the parking lot, reading fashion magazines and listening to music.
Origin of youth
- Middle English youthe from Old English geoguth yeu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition