chap, fellow, feller, fella, lad, gent, blighter, cuss, bloke(noun)
a boy or man
"that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"; "he's a good bloke"
cub, lad, laddie, sonny, sonny boy(noun)
a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)
A boy or young man.
A jack the lad; a boyo.
I think he reckons he's a bit of a lad.
A familiar term of address for a young man.
A groom who works with horses (also called stable-lad).
Origin: laidō. Cognate with Old High German leita (German Leite), Old Norse leið.
p. p. of Lead, to guide
a boy; a youth; a stripling
a companion; a comrade; a mate
Origin: [OE. ladde, of Celtic origin; cf. W. llawd, Ir. lath. 123. Cf. Lass.]
The LAD was a British cyclecar made between 1913 and 1926. The car was originally made by the Oakleigh Motor Company of West Dulwich, London and was usually fitted with a single seater body although a few two seaters were made. Power came from a single cylinder Stag engine and drive was to the rear wheels by chain. There was only a single forward speed and no reverse so a gearbox was not used. Production stopped on the outbreak of war. The car was revived in 1923 by LAD Productions of Farnham, Surrey in 1923 and the original was joined by a 350 cc twin cylinder engined model but the launch of the Austin 7 took away the market for such cars and the company closed in 1926.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lad, n. a boy: a youth: (Scot.) a lover:—fem. Lass.—n. Lad′die, a little lad: a boy.—Lad's love, a provincial name of the southernwood. [M. E. ladde—Ir. lath, a youth, champion (W. llawd). Mr H. Bradley suggests that M. E. ladde, a servant, coincides with the adjectival form of the past participle of the verb to lead, the original meaning thus being 'one led in the train of a lord.']
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'lad' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1577
Rank popularity for the word 'lad' in Nouns Frequency: #1249
The numerical value of lad in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of lad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle may not grow.
Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day.
I’m a big, strong lad, and I’ve had plenty of needles in me in my time in various places.
A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly.
I was always trying to be the best and be seen as a jack-the-lad... because I was always hiding something, I could never ever let my defenses down, the manager of the heavyweight boxing champion of the world being a transsexual would have been some headline and a story that would have run for quite a while.
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- Stallbursche, Knabe, Junge, BurscheGerman
- niño, chico, muchachoSpanish
- poika, poju, kaveriFinnish
- garçon, gars, palefrenierFrench
- gille, òigear, balachScottish Gaelic
- srác, fiatalember, kölyök, tesó, gyerek, legény, siheder, fiúHungarian
- 青年, 若者Japanese
- chłopak, chłopiecPolish
- молодой человек, мальчик, юноша, пареньRussian
- grabb, kille, gosse, pojkeSwedish
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