- lacking the required age, especially that of legal maturity.
Origin of underage1
- shortage; deficiency in amount.
Origin of underage2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for underage
Who else would see a former spouse accused of underage sex and call him ‘the greatest man there is’?Fergie Dives Into Prince Andrew’s Sex Scandal
January 5, 2015
According to court papers, “[Wright] knew she was underage.”The Navy ‘Hero’ Who Pimped an HIV-Positive Teen
December 11, 2014
Women who drink while pregnant—any amount—as well as underage drinkers, are also defined as “excessive drinkers.”Americans Drink Too Much, But We’re Not All Alcoholics
November 25, 2014
For this reason, the focus on underage sex trafficking is all too often used as a feel-good feminism, eclipsing larger issues.
Even the pimps interviewed by the Urban Institute went out of their way to denounce sex slavery and trafficking of underage girls.
- below the required or standard age, esp below the legal age for voting or drinking
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for underage
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper