noun, plural youths [yooths, yoothz] /yuθs, yuðz/, (collectively) youth.
Origin of youth
Synonyms for youth
Antonyms for youth
Examples from the Web for youths
Contemporary Examples of youths
The former provides entrepreneurial training and educational programs for youths from low-income urban areas around the world.
Hardline clerics and youths suspect moderates of collaborating with the security forces.Al-Shabab’s Anti-Christian Slaughter
December 3, 2014
In Australia, a group of Muslim youths were convicted of gang raping a series of teenagers.The Psychology of Sex Slave Rings
August 31, 2014
He visited their families in East L.A., taking videos of the youths.How America Started The Border Crisis
July 25, 2014
An MSF centre elsewhere in Guinea was attacked in April by youths saying the charity brought Ebola into their country.
Historical Examples of youths
The two youths jumped with all their strength to reach the departing galley.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
One of these youths, fancying himself a mimic, had imitated the Moslems.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
The youths, gripping tightly their rifles and muskets, waited.The Dare Boys of 1776
Stephen Angus Cox
Homer pictures the youths and the maidens pressing the vines together.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
Most of them were Shopton youths, but some, evidently, were strangers in town.Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout
noun plural youths (juːðz)
Word Origin 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