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Other Lad Definition

[n] a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)
[n] a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"

See Also...

boy, dog, male, male child, male person

Misc. Definitions

\Lad\, obs. p. p. of {Lead}, to guide. --Chaucer.
\Lad\, n. [OE. ladde, of Celtic origin; cf. W. llawd, Ir. lath. [root]12
3. Cf. {Lass}.]
1. A boy; a youth; a stripling. ``Cupid is a knavish lad.'' --Shak. There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves and two small fishes. --John vi.
9.
2. A companion; a comrade; a mate. {Lad's love}. (Bot.) See {Boy's love}, under {Boy}.

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