youth

[ yooth ]
/ yuθ /

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

QUIZZES

PRACTICE SOME ESCAPISM WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We salute you if you remember all the doovers from Word of the Day between May 25 and May 31!
Question 1 of 7
salute

Origin of youth

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

OTHER WORDS FROM youth

youth·less, adjective

Definition for youths (2 of 2)

Youth
[ yooth ]
/ yuθ /

noun

Isle of, an island in the Caribbean, a special municipality in S Cuba. 1182 sq. mi. (3060 sq. km).
Spanish Isla de la Juventud. Formerly Isle of Pines.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for youths

British Dictionary definitions for youths (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 youths (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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012