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young man

a male in early manhood.
a boyfriend; sweetheart; fiancé.
Origin of young man
before 1000; 1850-55 for def 2; Middle English; Old English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Louise, until now but mildly interested in the young-man, resented her mother's interference and refused to give him up.

  • But this is allowing to the young-man's wisdom of my brother; a plotter without a head, and a brother without a heart!

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • I imagine Mr. Agate's picture of young-man life in the Manchester of the nineties to be very much like the real thing.

  • Mr. Colquhoun's answers to Brian's communications were short, and, to the young-man's mind, unsatisfactory.

    Under False Pretences Adeline Sergeant
  • Doc Stone asked, holding his young-man's pipe at arm's length.

    The Trouble with Telstar John Berryman
  • It sent her on her knees at night to pray for Jim's happiness in some young-man heaven which would please him.

    The Breaking Point Mary Roberts Rinehart
British Dictionary definitions for young-man

young man

a boyfriend; sweetheart
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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