The heir apparent (a stripling of 61) is not universally popular.
It was indeed Theodora: clothed in male attire, she seemed a stripling.
Why is it that Bacchus is always a stripling, and bushy-haired?
I'll not be worsted by a stripling clad in merchant's cloth who slew my only son.
He was flat and slim in the waist as any stripling might have been.
Before its doors were cedars and "stripling poplars planted in a row, and old gray white oaks."
Then it was Ugh-lomi, the stripling, proved himself to have come to man's estate.
The clergyman was only a stripling beside this seasoned border ruffian.
How could this stripling have learned what he had taken such pains to conceal?
Another consumero had a stripling vine that he was carefully training up the trellis over his shed.
"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."