Monday, December 16, 2002
Definitions for callow
- Immature; lacking adult perception, experience, or judgment.
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Citations for callow
Those who in later years did me harm I describe as I knew them then, and I beg any reader to remember that, although I was hardly callow, I was not yet wise in the ways of the world.
George Black Jr was grateful that during his protracted courtship of Betty, his future father-in-law 'bore my callow unsophistication with benign indulgence'.
Origin of callow
Callow is from Old English calu, "featherless, bald."