Definition for STRIP'LING

STRIP'LING, n. [from strip, stripe; primarily, a tall slender youth, one that shoots up suddenly.]

A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad. And the king said, Inquire thou whose son the stripling is. – 1 Sam. xviii.

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