One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he had been a keen sportsman in his youth’
early years, early life, young days, teens, teenage years, adolescence, young adulthood, boyhood, girlhood, childhood
prime, heyday, day, hour, time, springtime, salad days, bloom, peak, pinnacle, height
rare juvenility, juvenescence
adulthood, old age
2‘she had kept her youth and beauty’
youthfulness, youngness, freshness, bloom
3‘the problem of unemployment among local youths’
young man, boy, lad, youngster, juvenile, teenager, adolescent, junior, minor, young one
stripling, whippersnapper, fledgling
Northern English Scottish bairn
informal kid, chav, hoodie, teen, shaver
4‘the youth of the nation are looking for a hero’
young people, young, younger generation, rising generation, next generation
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