Youth

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(Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone Adonis
United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop) beat generation , beatniks , beats
originally a British youth subculture that evolved out of the teddy boys in the 1960s; wore black leather jackets and jeans and boots; had greased hair and rode motorcycles and listened to rock'n'roll; were largely unskilled manual laborers bikers , rockers
novel about moral, intellectual development of youth bildungsroman
best time of youth bloom , bloom of youth , salad days
youth subculture that appeared first in England in the late 1960s as a working-class reaction to the hippies; hair was cropped close to the scalp; wore work-shirts and short jeans (supported by suspenders) and heavy red boots; involved in attacks against bootboys , skinheads
informal term for a youth or man bozo , cat , guy , hombre
awkward and inexperienced youth cub , greenhorn , rookie
(Old Testament) a youth who was taken into the court of Nebuchadnezzar and given divine protection when thrown into a den of lions (6th century BC) Daniel
youth subculture (mostly from the middle class) originating in San Francisco in the 1960s; advocated universal love and peace and communes and long hair and soft drugs; favored acid rock and progressive rock music flower people , hippies , hipsters
(Greek mythology) the goddess of youth and spring; wife of Hercules; daughter of Zeus and Hera; cupbearer to the Olympian gods Hebe
urban youth culture associated with rap music and the fashions of African-American residents of the inner city hip-hop
fellow male member of a youth gang homeboy
fellow female member of a youth gang homegirl
Spanish explorer who accompanied Columbus on his second trip in 1493; in 1513 he discovered Florida while searching for the legendary Fountain of Youth (1460-1521) Juan Ponce de Leon , Ponce de Leon
process of growing into a youth juvenescence
(Greek mythology) a youth beloved of Hero who drowned in a storm in the Hellespont on one of his nightly visits to see her Leander
time of life between youth and old age (e.g., between 40 and 60 years of age) middle age
youth subculture that began in London in the early 1960s; a working-class movement with highly stylized dress and short hair; listened to rhythm and blues music and travelled on motor scooters mods
in medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as the first stage in training for knighthood page , varlet
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