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Tuesday, October 03, 2000

Definitions for callow

  1. Immature; lacking adult perception, experience, or judgment.

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Citations for callow
Those who in later years did me harm I describe as I knew them then, and I beg any reader to remember that, although I was hardly callow, I was not yet wise in the ways of the world. Iain Pears, An Instance of the Fingerpost
George Black Jr was grateful that during his protracted courtship of Betty, his future father-in-law 'bore my callow unsophistication with benign indulgence'. Richard Siklos, Shades of Black
Origin of callow
Callow is from Old English calu, "featherless, bald."