Youth - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |juːθ|  American pronunciation of the word youth
Brit.  |juːθ|  British pronunciation of the word youth


- a young person (especially a young man or boy)
- young people collectively (syn: young)
youth everywhere rises in revolt
- the time of life between childhood and maturity
- early maturity; the state of being young or immature or inexperienced
- an early period of development
during the youth of the project
- the freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person (syn: juvenility, youthfulness)

Extra examples

She had a troubled youth.

He spent his youth in the Midwest.

He got into a lot of trouble in his youth.

Four youths are suspected of starting the fire.

The team is now a good mixture of experience and youth.

Many of these people had used drugs in their youth.

The youth of today are the pensioners of tomorrow.

Despite his youth, he had travelled alone.

The cream will restore youth and vitality to your skin.

In the opening chapter the author looks back on his youth.

The organization has done much to improve the lot of underprivileged youth.

Advertisers are trying to appeal to the youth market.

Socrates was accused of corrupting the morals of the youth of Athens.

The arrest was an isolated incident in his youth.

He has been trying to recapture his lost youth.

Word forms

singular: youth
plural: youths
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