Synonyms of 'stripling'
boyDictionary, youth, lad
a stripling of 20
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An adolescent is an adolescent boy or girl.
Adolescents are happiest with small groups of close friends.
A lad is a young man or boy.
a lad of his age
Young people, especially children, are sometimes referred to as youngsters.
Other youngsters are not so lucky.
Thesaurus for stripling from the Collins English Thesaurus
People sometimes refer to a young man as a stripling when they want to indicate in a slightly humorous way that although he is no longer a boy , he is not yet really a man.