Meaning of new lad in English:

new lad

Pronunciation /ˌnjuː ˈlad/


  • A (type of) young man who embraces sexist attitudes and the traditional male role as a reaction against the perceived effeminacy of the ‘new man’; especially one who does so (or who claims to do so) knowingly and with a sense of ironic detachment. Compare "new man", "lad".


1990s; earliest use found in Arena. From new + lad, after new man.