Synonyms of 'stripling'
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 boy is a child who will grow up to be a man.
I knew him when he was just a little boy.
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.