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. [1913 Webster]

Inquire thou whose son the stripling is. --1 Sam. xvii. 56. [1913 Webster]

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