juvenile delinquent


noun

a minor who cannot be controlled by parental authority and commits antisocial or criminal acts, as vandalism or violence.
a child or youth characterized by juvenile delinquency.

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Origin of juvenile delinquent

First recorded in 1810–20

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British Dictionary definitions for juvenile delinquent

juvenile delinquent

noun

a child or young person guilty of some offence, act of vandalism, or antisocial behaviour or whose conduct is beyond parental control and who may be brought before a juvenile court
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