Synonyms for stripling

Grammar : Noun
Spell : strip-ling
Phonetic Transcription : ˈstrɪp lɪŋ

Définition of stripling

Origin :
  • "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."
  • noun youngster
Example sentences :
  • Why is it that Bacchus is always a stripling, and bushy-haired?
  • Extract from : « The Praise of Folly » by Desiderius Erasmus
  • So, stripling as he was, the lad faced the rascals with the courage of a lion.
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine
  • He was flat and slim in the waist as any stripling might have been.
  • Extract from : « Once to Every Man » by Larry Evans
  • Was this stripling of newfound liberty to possess the very earth?
  • Extract from : « A Little Girl in Old Detroit » by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • Then it was Ugh-lomi, the stripling, proved himself to have come to man's estate.
  • Extract from : « Tales of Space and Time » by Herbert George Wells
  • A volunteer of the first-class, and a general epithet for a stripling in the service.
  • Extract from : « The Sailor's Word-Book » by William Henry Smyth
  • How could this stripling have learned what he had taken such pains to conceal?
  • Extract from : « Tom, The Bootblack » by Horatio Alger
  • Why, sir, in our taking this English stripling along with us on the morrow?
  • Extract from : « The King's Esquires » by George Manville Fenn
  • I cared not much for that, for surely I was a match for the stripling we meant to chase.
  • Extract from : « The War Trail » by Mayne Reid
  • He is a stripling; and says he has urgent business to communicate to you alone.
  • Extract from : « The Hot Swamp » by R.M. Ballantyne

Antonyms for stripling

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