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 for stripling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stripling \Strip"ling\, n. [Dim. of strip; as if a small strip
     from the main stock or steam.]
     A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from
     boyhood to manhood; a lad.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Inquire thou whose son the stripling is. --1 Sam. xvii.
                                                    56.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stripling
      n 1: a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity [syn:
           adolescent, stripling, teenager, teen]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "stripling":
     Young Turk, adolescent, arriviste, baby, boy, bright young man,
     comer, fledgling, hobbledehoy, hopeful, infant, junior, juvenal,
     juvenile, lad, laddie, minor, modern, modern generation,
     modern man, modernist, modernizer, neologism, neologist, neology,
     neonate, neoteric, neoterism, neoterist, new generation, new man,
     nouveau riche, novus homo, parvenu, pubescent, rising generation,
     sapling, schoolboy, slip, son, sprig, tad, teenager, teener,
     teenybopper, upstart, young hopeful, young man, young person,
     younger, youngest, youngling, youngster, youth
  
  

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