W3S3 [læd] n BrE
[Date: 1200-1300; Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian language]
1.) old-fashioned or informal a boy or young man
a young lad
Things were different when I was a lad.
2.) the lads
spoken a group of male friends that a man works with or spends his free time with
a night out with the lads
one of the lads
(=a member of your group of friends)
3.) a bit of a lad
spoken a man that people like even though he behaves rather badly
That Chris is a bit of a lad, isn't he?
4.) lad culture informal
the way in which some young men behave, involving typically male activities such as drinking a lot of alcohol, driving fast cars, and watching football - used to show disapproval
5.) also stable lad
a boy or man who works with horses

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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