A young middle class male residing in Sydney's suburbs who attempts to be 'ghetto' and lower class to impress their peers. Physically they are usually unwashed, skinny, pale and riddled with acne. Their attire generally consists of collared polo or (stolen) nautica shirts, red or white (stolen) nautica hats and their finest jogging shoes. Activities of lads include attempting to rob others that are generally small or weak, sitting on town hall steps and smoking excessive amounts of ice.. which often results in the sunken 'ice face' look that lads are renowned for.
Lads are often accompanied by their female counterparts 'Lasses' who are also renowned for looking unwashed and generally speak in a very masculine derogatory manner.