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youth

  

      n   pl   , youths  
1    the quality or condition of being young, immature, or inexperienced  
his youth told against him in the contest     
2    the period between childhood and maturity, esp. adolescence and early adulthood  
3    the freshness, vigour, or vitality characteristic of young people  
youth shone out from her face     
4    any period of early development  
the project was in its youth     
5    a young person, esp. a young man or boy  
6    young people collectively  
youth everywhere is rising in revolt     
     (Old English geogoth; related to Old Frisian jogethe, Old High German iugund, Gothic junda, Latin juventus)  
  youthless      adj  


Isle of Youth  
      n      See (Isle of)       Youth  
Youth  
      n   Isle of. an island in the NW Caribbean, south of Cuba: administratively part of Cuba from 1925. Chief town: Nueva Gerona. Pop.: 73319 (1990 est.). Area: 3061 sq. km (1182 sq. miles),   (Former name)    Isle of Pines     (Spanish name)    Isla de la Juventud  
youth club  
      n   a centre providing leisure activities for young people, often associated with a church or community centre  
youth court  
      n   a court that deals with juvenile offenders and children beyond parental control or in need of care,   (Former name)    juvenile court  
youth custody  
      n   (in Britain) a sentence of from four to eighteen months' detention passed on a person aged 15 to 21  
youth custody centre  
      n      the former name for       young offender institution  
youth hostel  
      n   one of a chain of inexpensive lodging places for young people travelling cheaply,   (Often shortened to)    hostel  
Youth Training Scheme  
      n   (formerly, in Britain) a scheme, run by the Training Agency, to provide vocational training for unemployed 16--17-year-olds,   (Abbrev.)    YTS  
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adj.
commonly used by youth in London, synonym of whore or slag
Slang; a very rude word
n.
A scally is a working class youth who wears designer sports clothes as a status symbol
Colloquial Very similar to a chav (but chavs are more extreme in their appearance than scallies)

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