noun, plural youths [yooths, yoothz] . (collectively) youth.
the condition of being young.
the appearance, freshness, vigor, spirit, etc., characteristic of one who is young.
the time of being young; early life: His youth was spent on the farm.
the period of life from puberty to the attainment of full growth; adolescence.
the first or early period of anything: The business, even in its youth, showed great potential.
young persons collectively.
a young person, especially a young man or male adolescent.

before 900; Middle English youthe, Old English geoguth; cognate with Dutch jeugd, German Jugend

youthless, adjective

3. minority, immaturity. 7. youngster, teenager, adolescent, stripling, lad, boy.

1, 3. maturity. Unabridged


[yooth] .
an island in the Caribbean, a special municipality in S Cuba. 1182 sq. mi. (3060 sq. km).
Spanish Isla de la Juventud.
Formerly Isle of Pines. Unabridged
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youth (juːθ)
n , pl youths
1.  the quality or condition of being young, immature, or inexperienced: his youth told against him in the contest
2.  the period between childhood and maturity, esp adolescence and early adulthood
3.  the freshness, vigour, or vitality characteristic of young people: youth shone out from her face
4.  any period of early development: the project was in its youth
5.  a young person, esp a young man or boy
6.  young people collectively: youth everywhere is rising in revolt
[Old English geogoth; related to Old Frisian jogethe, Old High German iugund, Gothic junda, Latin juventus]

Youth (juːθ)
Isle of Youth Former name: Isle of Pines, Spanish name: Isla de la Juventud an island in the NW Caribbean, south of Cuba: administratively part of Cuba from 1925. Chief town: Nueva Gerona. Pop: 80 600 (2002 est). Area: 3061 sq km (1182 sq miles)

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Word Origin & History

O.E. geoguð "youth," related to geong "young," from W.Gmc. *jugunthiz, altered from P.Gmc. *juwunthiz (cf. O.S. juguth, O.Fris. jogethe, M.Du. joghet, Du. jeugd, O.H.G. jugund, Ger. Jugend, Goth. junda "youth;" see young) by influence of its contrast, *dugunthiz "ability"
(source of O.E. duguð). In M.E., the medial -g- became a yogh, which then disappeared. Youthful first attested 1561.
"They said that age was truth, and that the young
Marred with wild hopes the peace of slavery"
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Example sentences for youth
Tom grows into a vigorous and lusty, yet honest and kindhearted, youth.
Mentioned in the sonic youth song trilogy from the album daydream nation.
Garcia had several traumatic or tragic events occur during his youth.
Gold flake now targeted the adult as well as the youth smokers.
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