Definition of “lad” - English Dictionary

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“lad” in British English

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ladnoun [ C ]

uk /læd/ us /læd/

a boy or young man:

A group of young lads were standing outside 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 job finished!

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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)