Origin of callow
Examples from the Web for callow
Anyone going through Prozac Nation can certainly find plenty of callow moments when Wurtzel does whine.Thank You, Elizabeth Wurtzel: ‘Prozac Nation’ Turns 20|Nicolaus Mills|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But now that veneer is gone, and what remains is a callow man-child at odds with himself.What's Happened to Don Draper? Why Everyone’s Favorite ‘Mad Men’ Stud Needs His Mojo Back|Lizzie Crocker|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is clearly not a boast; it seems, rather, a shamed admission of petty, callow cruelty.
The last thing we should do is help the callow—and dangerous—Kim continue his rule.
In this callow atmosphere, Brooke Astor would never be an icon, but she is remembered with nostalgia.Brooke Astor’s Estate Is Auctioned, and a Friend Recalls Her Fondly|Barbara Goldsmith|September 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This is what that charming Saint Francois de Sales calls somewhere "les pretres blancs-becs," callow priests.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
I recommend the system to all callow Yankees, commencing a "pushing business."Pencillings by the Way|N. Parker Willis
Her age was the favorite theme of the callow witling, her cause a never-failing subject for reproach and abuse.The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)|Ida Husted Harper
The Cuckoo might be callow in some respects, but in others she was very much up-to-date.For the Sake of the School|Angela Brazil
He was a dolt who confused genuine passion with the milder preferences of callow youth.Flood Tide|Sara Ware Bassett
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Word Origin for callow
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Word Origin and History for callow
Old English calu "bare, bald," probably from West Germanic *kalwaz (cf. Middle Dutch calu, Dutch kaal, Old High German kalo, German Kahl), perhaps from Latin or Celtic. From young birds with no feathers, meaning extended to any young inexperienced thing or creature (1570s). Apparently not from Latin calvus "bald."