springald

[ spring-uh ld ]
/ ˈsprɪŋ əld /

noun

a youth; young fellow.

Origin of springald

1400–50; late Middle English, alteration (by dissimilation) of *springard leaper, jumper. See spring, -ard
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Examples from the Web for springald

  • Well, my wild little maid, be good enough to repeat to me what you whispered just now to that springald of a captain.

    The Border Rifles|Gustave Aimard
  • Had she, after all, made so little impression on this springald despite her tacit encouragement of him!