- a youth.
Origin of stripling
Examples from the Web for stripling
The heir apparent (a stripling of 61) is not universally popular.Mantel Books the Booker
October 6, 2009
Why is it that Bacchus is always a stripling, and bushy-haired?The Praise of Folly
So, stripling as he was, the lad faced the rascals with the courage of a lion.The Scapegoat
He was flat and slim in the waist as any stripling might have been.Once to Every Man
Was this stripling of newfound liberty to possess the very earth?A Little Girl in Old Detroit
Amanda Minnie Douglas
Then it was Ugh-lomi, the stripling, proved himself to have come to man's estate.Tales of Space and Time
Herbert George Wells
- a lad
Word Origin and History for stripling
"a youth," late 14c., possibly from strip (n.) "long, narrow piece," on the notion of "one who is slender as a strip, whose figure is not yet filled out."