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youthnoun [C/U]

 us   /juθ/
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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youthnoun

uk   /juːθ/  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).

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