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springald

[ spring-uhld ]

noun

  1. a youth; young fellow.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of springald1

1400–50; late Middle English, alteration (by dissimilation) of *springard leaper, jumper. See spring, -ard

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Example Sentences

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

It concerns the upstart springald whom the Princess Margaret had the bad taste to prefer to me.

I hear that both she and the young springald who sought to set her at liberty are to be brought before him directly after supper.

Had she, after all, made so little impression on this springald despite her tacit encouragement of him!

This mighty horseman was carried by his steed as lightly as the young springald by his Andalusian hackney.

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