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ladlad /læd/ ●●○ S3 noun [countable] British English  1 old-fashioned or informalYOUNG a boy or young manlass a young lad Things were different when I was a lad.see thesaurus at man2 the lads3 a bit of a lad4 lad culture5 (also stable lad)DSH a boy or man who works with horses syn stable boy Jack the Lad
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young ladFor a young lad, he has surprised me.He's a young lad who was employed in the house here, living in.A young lad, a boy; probably still an adolescent and little for his age at that.He had been a recruit in his class, a bright young lad.They've put together a side of young lads and journeyman pros, and that is meant as a compliment.Hadn't he actually been elected to the State Senate - old Jack Ryan's youngest lad?Two young lads from Hafnarfjödur, a small fishing village near Reykjavik, were going like loonies.But Carrick has now gained an age where young lads metaphorically doff their caps and older spectators offer grudging respect.
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