One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a thin, blonde boy—a mere stripling’
youth, adolescent, youngster, boy, schoolboy, lad, child, teenager, juvenile, minor, junior, young man, whippersnapper, fledgling
Scottish laddie, bairn
West Indian pickney
informal kid, young 'un, nipper, shaver, tot
derogatory brat, urchin, guttersnipe
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