junior

[ joon-yer ]
/ ˈdʒun yər /

adjective

noun

Origin of junior

First recorded in 1520–30, junior is from the Latin word jūnior younger
Related formspre·jun·ior, adjectivesub·jun·ior, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for junior (1 of 2)

junior

/ (ˈdʒuːnjə) /

adjective

noun

Word Origin for junior

C17: from Latin: younger, from juvenis young

British Dictionary definitions for junior (2 of 2)

Junior

/ (ˈdʒuːnjə) /

adjective

being the younger: usually used after a name to distinguish the son from the father with the same first name or namesCharles Parker, Junior Abbreviation: Jnr, Jr, Jun, Junr
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