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young man

noun
1.
a male in early manhood.
2.
a boyfriend; sweetheart; fiancé.
Origin of young man
1000
before 1000; 1850-55 for def 2; Middle English; Old English
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  • The young man stared at his mother until he had mastered her meaning.

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  • Since their meeting the young man had been her abject cavalier.

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  • So the old man and the young man made the round of the Bines properties.

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  • The mother's manner was a crushing rebuke to the young man for his audacity.

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  • But the house and the town grated harshly now upon the young man.

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British Dictionary definitions for young man

young man

noun
1.
a boyfriend; sweetheart
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