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stripling

  
  
adolescent, boy, fledgling, hobbledehoy     (archaic)   lad, shaver     (informal)   young fellow, youngster, youth  
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stripling

  
  ( striplings    plural  ) 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.  
OLD-FASHIONED      n-count  
...a stripling of 20.     

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string, striking, strip, stringy

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