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See also: LAD, läd, lǟd, ľad, ląd, lad-, láð, and ład

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle English ladde (foot soldier, servant).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /læd/
  • (unstressed, sometimes) (rare) IPA(key): /ləd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æd

NounEdit

lad (plural lads)

  1. A boy or young man.
  2. (Britain) A Jack the lad; a boyo.
    I think he reckons he's a bit of a lad.
    Last night I was out drinking with the lads.
  3. A familiar term of address for a young man.
    Come here, lad, and help me shift these boxes.
  4. A groom who works with horses (also called stable-lad).
  5. (Ireland, colloquial) The penis.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, page 225:
      — The lad stood to attention anyhow, he said with a sigh. She's a gamey mare and no mistake.
    • 1995 May 5, “The Passion of St Tibulus”, in Father Ted, written by Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews:
      Mrs Glynn: Oh but there's this great bit in it. You see, there was this girl, but then you find out it's not a girl but a man!
      Mrs Sheridan: And he got his lad out.
    • 2007, Unknown, translated by Ciaran Carson, The Táin, →ISBN, page 175:
      And he loaded the chariot with clods and boulders and cobbles that he fired at anyone who came to stare at him and jeer him, stark naked as he was, with his long lad and his acorns dangling down through the floor of the chariot.
    • 2010, Loucinda McGary, The Wild Irish Sea: A Windswept Tale of Love and Magic, →ISBN, page 11:
      Just thinking about how she would look without her clothes made his lad twitch with anticipation.

Usage notesEdit

Prevalent in Northern English dialects such as Geordie, Mackem, Scouse and Northumbrian.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, →ISBN
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, →ISBN
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [1]
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, [2]
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, →ISBN

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


DanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lad

  1. languid, lazy, indolent

InflectionEdit

Inflection of lad
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular lad 2
Neuter singular ladt 2
Plural lade 2
Definite attributive1 lade
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

NounEdit

lad n (singular definite ladet, plural indefinite lad)

  1. bed (platform of a truck, trailer, railcar, or other vehicle that supports the load to be hauled), eg. truckbed

InflectionEdit

VerbEdit

lad

  1. imperative of lade

GermanEdit

VerbEdit

lad

  1. Imperative singular of laden.

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

lad

  1. Alternative form of ladde

Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

lad

  1. imperative of lade

Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *laidō. Cognate with Old High German leita (German Leite), Old Norse leið.

NounEdit

lād f

  1. way, course
  2. passage, watercourse, lode
  3. carrying, bringing
  4. provision, sustenance
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Old English. Akin to Old Frisian lēde, lāde.

NounEdit

lād f

  1. exculpation, clearing of guilt or accusation, purgation
  2. defense against a charge, excuse
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Sutsilvan) lo

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lātus.

AdjectiveEdit

lad m (feminine singular lada, masculine plural lads, feminine plural ladas)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) wide, broad

SynonymsEdit

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) lartg
  • (Puter, Vallader) larg

ScotsEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English ladde, from North Germanic.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lad (plural lads)

  1. lad
  2. son
  3. menial
  4. male sweetheart

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

lad (plural lads)

  1. heart

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit