Dictionary.com

stripling

[ strip-ling ]
/ ˈstrɪp lɪŋ /
Save This Word!

Definition of stripling

noun
a youth.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of stripling

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at strip2, -ling1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use stripling in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for stripling

stripling
/ (ˈstrɪplɪŋ) /

noun
a lad

Word Origin for stripling

C13: from strip ² + -ling 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK