Definition of 'youth'
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The scale of youth unemployment is staggering and shaming. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He was committed to youth custody to be sentenced next month. The Sun (2016)High youth unemployment also helped provoke mass demonstrations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We need to have a balance between youth and experience and they are important in that as well. Times, Sunday Times (2017)None of the trustees had experience of youth work, ostensibly the core business of the charity. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This results in a downward spiral into a poverty trap, which is an unfair burden on the youth of today. Times, Sunday Times (2016)An extra 15 million will be set aside each year for youth custody reforms, which will also aim to strengthen frontline staffing and reduce violence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But I suspect that the real reason is that you can't go back and recapture the joys of your youth. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have a good mix of youth and experience. The Sun (2013)You have a youth group without leadership. Christianity Today (2000)It will also promise to increase the minimum wage and outline new measures to tackle youth unemployment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There were also the joys of the youth orchestra. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Couple corruption to the freshness of your youth. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)We will try to find a mixture between youth and experience. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The youth of this country will ensure that he and his party are consigned to history. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They gave him youth custody and barred him from keeping animals for four years. The Sun (2010)What does politics look like for the youth now? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Two 17-year-old youths were arrested nearby and a phone was recovered. The Sun (2012)At 45 he is also at that age where he has the right mixture of youth and maturity. The Sun (2006)Somehow he had survived all the upheavals of my adolescence and youth in his tatty knitted boiler suit, the only relic of my childhood. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This process, partly conscious and partly submerged, engaged the brothers for much of their youth and early adulthood. American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era (1993)
Synonyms of 'youth'
immaturity, adolescence, early life, young days
youthfulness, youngness, freshness
young people, the young, the younger generation, teenagers
Trends of 'youth'
Very Common. youth is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'youth'
British English: youth /juːθ/ NOUN
adolescence Someone's youth is the period of their life when they are a child, before they are a fully mature adult.
In my youth I wanted to be an inventor.
- American English: youth
- Arabic: شَباب
- Brazilian Portuguese: juventude
- Chinese: 青春
- Croatian: mladost
- Czech: mládí
- Danish: ungdom
- Dutch: jeugd jongeren
- European Spanish: juventud
- Finnish: nuoruus
- French: jeunesse
- German: Jugend
- Greek: νεότητα
- Italian: gioventù
- Japanese: 青春時代
- Korean: 청소년
- Norwegian: ungdomstid
- Polish: młodzież
- European Portuguese: juventude
- Romanian: tinerețe
- Russian: молодость
- Spanish: juventud
- Swedish: ungdom
- Thai: วัยหนุ่มสาว
- Turkish: gençlik
- Ukrainian: молодість
- Vietnamese: tuổi trẻ
British English: youth NOUN
young men Journalists often refer to young men as youths, especially when they are reporting that the young men have caused trouble.
A 17-year-old youth was arrested yesterday.
Definition of youth from the Collins English Dictionary
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