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youth

noun [C/U]  /juθ/ us  
the period of your life when you are young, or the state of being young: [U] I was a good football player in my youth. Youth also refers to young people in general: [U] It’s quite a job, training the youth of the country to be mature, responsible citizens. A youth is a boy or a young man: [C] Our organization helps to shape character, citizenship, and fitness in these youths.
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