Youth Definition

yo͝oth
youths
noun
youths
The state or quality of being young, esp. of being vigorous and lively, or immature, impetuous, etc.
Webster's New World
The period of life coming between childhood and maturity; adolescence.
Webster's New World
An early stage of growth or existence.
Webster's New World
A young person; esp., a young man.
Webster's New World
Young people collectively.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
early-daysspring-chickenyounkeryoung personyoungjuvenilityyouthfulnessworking youthcollege youththe youngchildrenthe next generationthe rising generationthe younger generationteener
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proper name
Cuban isle south of W Cuba: 849 sq mi (2,199 sq km)
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Youth

Noun

Singular:
youth
Plural:
youths

Origin of Youth

  • From Old English ġeoguþ, from West Germanic *juwunþ-, from a Germanic base corresponding to young + -th. Cognate with Dutch jeugd, German Jugend.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English youthe from Old English geoguth yeu- in Indo-European roots

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

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