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German boy is happy (4)


I believe the answer is:


'happy' is the definition.

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

'is' is the 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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