[ yooth ]
/ yuθ /

noun, plural youths [yooths, yoothz] /yuθs, yuðz/, (collectively) youth.

Nearby words

  1. yourself,
  2. yous,
  3. youse,
  4. youskevitch,
  5. youskevitch, igor,
  6. youth club,
  7. youth court,
  8. youth custody,
  9. youth custody centre,
  10. youth group

Origin of youth

before 900; Middle English youthe, Old English geoguth; cognate with Dutch jeugd, German Jugend

1, 3. maturity.

Related formsyouth·less, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for youthless

  • Gray have I grown in quest of it and old, Youthless and as a leper to delight, But it has come at last—at last has come!

    The Immortal Lure|Cale Young Rice
  • Whatever emotion troubled the depths of his being, no sign of it rose to his ageless, youthless face.

British Dictionary definitions for youthless


/ (juːθ) /

noun plural youths (juːðz)

the quality or condition of being young, immature, or inexperiencedhis youth told against him in the contest
the period between childhood and maturity, esp adolescence and early adulthood
the freshness, vigour, or vitality characteristic of young peopleyouth shone out from her face
any period of early developmentthe project was in its youth
a young person, esp a young man or boy
young people collectivelyyouth everywhere is rising in revolt
Derived Formsyouthless, adjective

Word Origin for youth

Old English geogoth; related to Old Frisian jogethe, Old High German iugund, Gothic junda, Latin juventus


/ (juːθ) /


Isle of Youth an island in the NW Caribbean, south of Cuba: administratively part of Cuba from 1925. Chief town: Nueva Gerona. Pop: 80 600 (2002 est). Area: 3061 sq km (1182 sq miles)Former name: Isle of Pines Spanish name: Isla de la Juventud (ˈizla ðe la xuβenˈtuð)
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Word Origin and History for youthless


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