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Definition of "lad" []

  • A young man; a youth. (noun)
  • Informal A man of any age; a fellow. (noun)
  • A boy or young man (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A familiar form of address for any male (noun)
  • A lively or dashing man or youth (esp in the phrase a bit of a lad) (noun)
  • A young man whose behaviour is characteristic of male adolescents, esp in being rowdy, macho, or immature (noun)
  • A boy or man who looks after horses (noun)

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Use "lad" in a sentence
  • "If the lad is anything like his father, he'll grow to a man you can be proud of."
  • "However my lad is a currently serving bobby who joined just after I left and just talking to him always reflects the attitudes in the comments on this blog."
  • "Special Brew (what our pictured lad is drinking) is to UK alcoholics what Thunderbird/Mad Dog is to US drinkers."