- a male in early manhood.
- a boyfriend; sweetheart; fiancé.
Origin of young man
before 1000; 1850–55 for def 2; Middle English; Old English
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Related Wordssweetheart, beau, companion, suitor, partner, friend, intimate, steady, confidant, follower, swain, flame, escort, admirer, date
Examples from the Web for young man
Doc Stone asked, holding his young-man's pipe at arm's length.The Trouble with Telstar
But this is allowing to the young-man's wisdom of my brother; a plotter without a head, and a brother without a heart!Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Mr. Colquhoun's answers to Brian's communications were short, and, to the young-man's mind, unsatisfactory.Under False Pretences
Louise, until now but mildly interested in the young-man, resented her mother's interference and refused to give him up.Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society
Edith Van Dyne
It sent her on her knees at night to pray for Jim's happiness in some young-man heaven which would please him.The Breaking Point
Mary Roberts Rinehart
- a boyfriend; sweetheart
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