(noun, adjective)


1. young and inexperienced

Similar word(s): inexperienced, inexperient, fledgling, unfledged

Sentences with callow as an adjective:

- Those three young men are particularly callow youths.


1. A callow young bird.

2. A callow or teneral phase of an insect or other arthropod, typically shortly after ecdysis, while the skin still is hardening, the colours have not yet become stable, and as a rule, before the animal is able to move effectively.