Definition of lad noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


; læd
1 [countable] (old-fashioned or informal, British English) a boy or young manThings have changed since I was a lad.He's a nice lad.Hurry up, lad. compare lass2 the lads [plural] (British English, informal) a group of friends that a man works with or spends free time withto go to the pub with the lads3 [countable, usually singular] (British English, informal) a lively young man, especially one who is very interested in women and having sex, drinks a lot of alcohol and enjoys sportTony was a bit of a lad—always had an eye for the women. see also laddish4 [countable] (British English) a person who works in a stable see also stable boy