nounarchaic or humorous
A young man: he’s a mere stripling
More example sentences
- Surely, though, there could be no such problem with filming a stripling of a novel, published a mere five years ago?
- Long ago, when Al was a mere stripling of 83, the Players Club gave him a testimonial.
- The police officer, a mere stripling of 35, was called to a nursing home where the woman was visiting a friend.