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lad

Noun

1 a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss" [syn: chap, fellow, feller, gent, fella, blighter, cuss]
2 a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy) [syn: cub, laddie, sonny, sonny boy]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

ladde.

Pronunciation

  • /læd/
  • Rhymes with: -æd

Noun

  1. A boy.
  2. A familiar term of address for a man.
  3. A groom who works with horses (also called stable-lad).

Usage notes

Prevalent in Northern English dialects such as Scouse, Geordie and Northumbrian.

See also

Translations

a boy
  • Finnish: poika, poju qualifier informal
  • French: garçon
  • German: Junge, Knabe
  • Scottish Gaelic: gille, balach
  • Spanish: niño
  • Swedish: pojke, gosse, kille, grabb
  • Welsh: bachgen
familiar term of address for a man
  • Finnish: kaveri
  • French: garçon, gars
  • German: Bursche
  • Scottish Gaelic: gille
  • Spanish: chico, muchacho
  • Swedish: gosse, grabb
a groom who works with horses

References

New Geordie Dictionary 1987}}

Danish

Adjective

Extensive Definition

Lad

Lad may refer to:

LAD

LAD is a three letter acronym that can stand for:

Others

References

lad in German: LAD
lad in Esperanto: LAD
lad in French: LAD
lad in Italian: LAD
lad in Kölsch: LAD (Watt ėßß datt?)

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