Pronunciation: (yOOth),[key] —n., —pl.youthsPronunciation: (yOOths, yOO&thslash;z),[key](collectively) youth. 1. the condition of being young.
2. the appearance, freshness, vigor, spirit, etc., characteristic of one who is young.
3. the time of being young; early life: His youth was spent on the farm. 4. the period of life from puberty to the attainment of full growth; adolescence.
5. the first or early period of anything: The business, even in its youth, showed great potential. 6. young persons collectively.
7. a young person, esp. a young man or male adolescent.