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Meaning of “lad” in the English Dictionary

"lad" in British English

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ladnoun [C]

uk   us   /læd/
a ​boy or ​young man: A ​group of ​young lads were ​standingoutside the ​shop. He's a ​nice lad. The ​prime minister's a local lad (= he was ​born and ​lived in this ​area). lads and ​lasses (= ​boys and ​girls) [as form of address] Come on, lads, let's get this ​jobfinished!

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(Definition of lad from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lad" in American English

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ladnoun [C]

 us   /læd/ dated
a ​boy or ​young man
(Definition of lad from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lad”
in Korean 젊은이…
in Arabic فَتى…
in Malaysian budak…
in French garçon…
in Russian парень…
in Chinese (Traditional) 男孩, 少年, 小夥子…
in Italian giovane, ragazzo…
in Turkish oğlan çocuğu, genç erkek…
in Polish chłopak…
in Spanish muchacho, chico, chaval…
in Vietnamese chàng trai…
in Portuguese rapaz…
in Thai เด็กหนุ่ม…
in German junger Kerl…
in Catalan noi, xicot…
in Japanese 若者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 男孩, 少年, 小伙子…
in Indonesian pemuda…
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