stripling

  • 1 Stripling — can be:*a term for a young man, as in Stripling warriorlast name* Bass player Jon Stripling * Musician Craig Stripling * author Kathryn Stripling Byer * actors John Stripling, Mark Stripling , Randy Stripling and Trevor Stripling * musician… …

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  • 2 Stripling — Strip ling, n. [Dim. of strip; as if a small strip from the main stock or steam.] A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad. [1913 Webster] Inquire thou whose son the stripling is. 1 Sam. xvii. 56. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 stripling — index juvenile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 stripling — (n.) a youth, late 14c., possibly from strip (n.) long, narrow piece, on the notion of one who is slender as a strip, whose figure is not yet filled out …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 stripling — ► NOUN archaic or humorous ▪ a young man. ORIGIN probably from STRIP(Cf. ↑strip) (from the notion of ‘narrowness’, i.e. slimness) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 stripling — [strip′liŋ] n. [ME strypling, lit., one slim as a strip] a grown boy; youth passing into manhood …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Stripling — This interesting name derives from the medieval English stryplynge meaning a youth, and was probably originally given as a nickname to one of youthful appearance. The name is first recorded in the late 13th century as Stipling and Strupelynge. In …

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  • 8 stripling — [[t]strɪ̱plɪŋ[/t]] striplings N COUNT People sometimes refer to a young man as a stripling when they want to indicate in a slightly humorous way that although he is no longer a boy, he is not yet really a man. [OLD FASHIONED] ...a stripling of 20 …

    English dictionary

  • 9 stripling — UK [ˈstrɪplɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms stripling : singular stripling plural striplings mainly literary a young man who is not yet an adult …

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  • 10 stripling — noun A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad. Figure to yourself, Madam, a fair stripling, between eighteen and nineteen, with his head reclind on one of the sides of the chair, his hair in disorderd… …

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  • 11 stripling — /ˈstrɪplɪŋ / (say stripling) noun a youth just passing from boyhood to manhood. {strip2 + ling1} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 stripling —    A word in use by the thirteenth century, referring to a slender young man, one passing from boyhood to manhood. The word is not in frequent use, but is found occasionally as a vocative in earlier literature, e.g. ‘pretty stripling’, addressed… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 13 stripling — noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century youth 2a …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 stripling — /strip ling/, n. a youth. [1350 1400; ME; see STRIP2, LING1] * * * …

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  • 15 stripling — Synonyms and related words: Young Turk, adolescent, arriviste, baby, boy, bright young man, comer, fledgling, hobbledehoy, hopeful, infant, junior, juvenal, juvenile, lad, laddie, minor, modern, modern generation, modern man, modernist,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 stripling — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. lad, boy, teenager, youth. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. fledgling, youngster, minor; see youth 3 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. sprig, youth, adolescent, young man, lad …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 stripling — strip|ling [ˈstrıplıŋ] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from STRIP2 + ling; from the idea of being thin] old fashioned a boy who is almost a young man sometimes used humorously about a man who is quite old = ↑youth …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 stripling — strip|ling [ strıplıŋ ] noun count MAINLY LITERARY a young man who is not yet an adult …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 stripling — strip·ling || strɪplɪŋ n. youth, young man …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 stripling — noun archaic or humorous a young man. Origin ME: prob. from strip2 (from the notion of ‘narrowness’, i.e. slimness) + ling …

    English new terms dictionary