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German boy is happy (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

glad

'happy' is the definition.
(synonyms)

'german boy' is the wordplay.
'german' becomes 'g' (abbreviation).
'boy' becomes 'lad' (informal term for boy).
'g'+'lad'='GLAD'

'is' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for glad that I've seen before include "Not sorry" , "Happy, cheerful" , "Feeling happy" , "Feeling pleasure" , "These rags are dressy clothes - happy?" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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