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Young man vs Young person

young man

1. a boyfriend; a sweetheart:

  • Whom is she shielding? Either her father or her young man. Is it her father?

2. is used as a familiar or condescending form of address:

  • Listen, young man, you’re headed for some serious trouble.

young person

1. a young woman:

  • There lived a young person at Loudun from whom he could not resolve to be separated.

2. (legal) a person generally between 14 and 17 years of age:

  • For more serious offences, a young person who is 14 years of age or more can be transferred to adult court.