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youth

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

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Origin of youth

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

OTHER WORDS FROM youth

youthless, adjective

Definition for youth (2 of 2)

Youth
[ yooth ]
/ yuθ /

noun

Isle of Youth [ahyluhv yooth]. /ˈaɪl əv ˈyuθ/. an island in the Caribbean, a special municipality in southern Cuba. 1,182 sq. mi. (3,060 sq. km).
Spanish Is·la de la Ju·ven·tud [ees-lahthey lah hoo-ven-tood] /ˈis lɑ ðeɪ lɑ ˌhu ḇɛnˈtud/ . Formerly Isle of Pines [ahyluhv pahynz] /ˈaɪl əv ˈpaɪnz/ .
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British Dictionary definitions for youth (1 of 2)

youth
/ (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 forms of youth

youthless, adjective

Word Origin for youth

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

British Dictionary definitions for youth (2 of 2)

Youth
/ (juːθ) /

noun

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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