juvenile

[ joo-vuh-nl, -nahyl ]
/ ˈdʒu və nl, -ˌnaɪl /

adjective

noun

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Origin of juvenile

1615–25; < Latin juvenīlis youthful, equivalent to juven(is) youthful + -īlis -ile

OTHER WORDS FROM juvenile

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH juvenile

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British Dictionary definitions for juvenile

juvenile
/ (ˈdʒuːvɪˌnaɪl) /

adjective

noun

Derived forms of juvenile

juvenilely, adverbjuvenileness, noun

Word Origin for juvenile

C17: from Latin juvenīlis youthful, from juvenis young
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