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young man

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noun
  1. a male in early manhood.
  2. a boyfriend; sweetheart; fiancé.
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Origin of young man

before 1000; 1850–55 for def 2; Middle English; Old English
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Related Words

sweetheart, beau, companion, suitor, partner, friend, intimate, steady, confidant, follower, swain, flame, escort, admirer, date

Examples from the Web for young man

Historical Examples

  • Doc Stone asked, holding his young-man's pipe at arm's length.

    The Trouble with Telstar

    John Berryman

  • 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)

    Samuel Richardson

  • Mr. Colquhoun's answers to Brian's communications were short, and, to the young-man's mind, unsatisfactory.

    Under False Pretences

    Adeline Sergeant

  • Louise, until now but mildly interested in the young-man, resented her mother's interference and refused to give him up.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for young man

young man

noun
  1. a boyfriend; sweetheart
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