noun, plural youths [yooths, yoothz] /yuθs, yuðz/, (collectively) youth.
Origin of youth
Definition for youths (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for 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.
In Australia, a group of Muslim youths were convicted of gang raping a series of teenagers.
He visited their families in East L.A., taking videos of the youths.
With, say, Chinese and Indian youths in villages with wifi now paying micro-cents to listen, new markets are admittedly emerging.Van Dyke Parks on How Songwriters Are Getting Screwed in the Digital Age|Van Dyke Parks|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The woman motioned to her to come nearer, and then she said to the youths: This is my daughter, Sally Hart.The Dare Boys in Virginia|Stephen Angus Cox
Another, followed by fully twenty other savages, their gruesome faces showing surprise and bewilderment at sight of the youths.Lost in the Wilds of Brazil|James H. Foster
And Shibli Bagarag ate from the baskets of the birds, watching the action of the seven youths and the difference that was in them.The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete|George Meredith
The crowd behind kept increasing as men and youths from houses further back on the road joined it.The Heroes of the School|Allen Chapman
"This powder has kept dry and good all through the winter," said the larger of the youths.The Forest Runners|Joseph A. Altsheler
British Dictionary definitions for youths (1 of 2)
noun plural youths (juːðz)
Word Origin for youth
British Dictionary definitions for youths (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for youths
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