| source : web1913 | 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. Inquire thou whose son the stripling is. --1 Sam. xvii. 56. | source : wn | stripling n : a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity [syn: {adolescent}, {teenager}]