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1‘a young lad of eight’
boy, schoolboy, youth, youngster, juvenile, stripling, young fellow, junior, whippersnapper
informal kid, nipper, shaver
Scottish informal laddie
derogatory brat, urchin
2‘a hard-working lad trying to make ends meet’
man, young man
informal guy, fellow, geezer, customer, gent
British informal chap, bloke
North American informal dude, hombre
Australian NZ informal digger
South African informal oke, ou
Indian informal admi
British informal, dated cove
Scottish archaic carl
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