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See also ląd, ład, and ľad

English

Etymology

Middle English ladde (foot soldier, servant). Possibly cognate with Dutch lid (member).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
lad

Plural
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  1. (UK) A boy.
  2. A familiar term of address for a man.
  3. A groom who works with horses (also called stable-lad).

Usage notes

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

See also

Translations

References

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893-4[1]
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [2]
  • 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, [3]
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165

Danish

Adjective

lad

  1. languid

Old English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /lɑːd/

Noun

lād f.

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

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative lād lāda, -e
accusative lāde lāda, -e
genitive lāde lāda
dative lāde lādum


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