stripling

[ strip-ling ]
/ ˈstrɪp lɪŋ /

noun

a youth.

Origin of stripling

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at strip2, -ling1
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British Dictionary definitions for stripling

stripling
/ (ˈstrɪplɪŋ) /

noun

a lad

Word Origin for stripling

C13: from strip ² + -ling 1
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