young man

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young man (plural young men)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see young,‎ man.
    Synonym: (male) youth
  2. A term of endearment or address for a boy.
    • 2004, Warren W. Evans, Corky, Peggy and the Goldfinch (page 82)
      “Now you listen to me, young man!” Mom pointed a finger straight into my face.
  3. (dated) A male lover; a sweetheart.


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