noun, plural youths [yooths, yoothz] /yuθs, yuðz/, (collectively) youth.
Origin of youth
Definition for youth (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for youth
While excoriating the IRS, Huckabee brings his readers along on a flashback to his youth.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
After raising a cool $2m last night, Will met the President today in DC while Kate visited a Harlem youth project.
According to a 2012 UNAIDS report, youth between the ages of 16 to 25 account for 40 percent of all new adult HIV infections.
But America the Beautiful III: The Sexualization of Our Youth is by far the most personal of my documentary films.A Rallying Cry Against the Oversexualization of Our Youth|Darryl Roberts|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the book, you say “Absorb youth and you will be absorbed by youth.”George Clinton on Industry ‘Mobsters’ and How Nobody Wants to Listen to a Crackhead|Curtis Stephen|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I thought him ten years less, and he spoke with the dogmatism of youth.The Grey Room|Eden Phillpotts
But the youth is young, brave, and should live in honor and high promotion.The War Tiger|Wiliam Dalton
A quarrel followed, in which Comte was so violent that Saint-Simon had to put the youth out of his house.
A huge crowd had gathered, and the youth of it was demonstrating with energy, cheering and breaking soon into national songs.The Guns of Europe|Joseph A. Altsheler
Nay”—as the youth looked up in astonishment—“nay, answer me not, for I know what thou wouldst have.Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine|Lewis Spence
British Dictionary definitions for youth (1 of 2)
noun plural youths (juːðz)
Word Origin for youth
British Dictionary definitions for youth (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for youth
Old English geoguð "youth," related to geong "young," from West Germanic *jugunthiz (cf. Old Saxon juguth, Old Frisian jogethe, Middle Dutch joghet, Dutch jeugd, Old High German jugund, German Jugend, Gothic junda "youth"), from the source of young (adj.)) + Proto-Germanic abstract noun suffix *-itho (see -th (2)).
The West-Germanic form was altered from Proto-Germanic *juwunthiz by influence of its contrast, *dugunthiz "ability" (source of Old English duguð). In Middle English, the medial -g- became a yogh, which then disappeared.
They said that age was truth, and that the young
Marred with wild hopes the peace of slavery