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English definition of “lad”

lad

noun [C]     /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, shall we!Kinds of menMen and women
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