youth Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "youth" - English Dictionary

See all translations

youthnoun

uk   us   /juːθ/

youth noun (PERIOD/STATE)

B2 [S or U] the period of your life when you are young, or the state of being young: I was a fairly good football player in my youth. The first volume is the author's account of his misspent youth in the bars of Dublin. He looks like a man who's found the secret to eternal youth (= staying young). You may not have played tennis as often as him, but at least you've got youth on your side (= you are young).
More examples

youth noun (BOY)

[C] disapproving a boy or a young man: Gangs of youths were throwing stones and bottles at the police.

youth noun (YOUNG PEOPLE)

B1 [U, + sing/pl verb] young people, both male and female, considered as a group: the youth of today the nation's disaffected youth
(Definition of youth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of youth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “youth” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
hurdle

a frame or fence for jumping over in a race

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More