Origin of pubescent
Related Words for pubescenceadolescence, youth, boyhood, teens, pregnancy, virility, potency, productivity, greenness, juvenility, daybreak, puberty, opening, aurora, morning, start, sunup, vitality, morn, dawn
Word Origin for pubescent
early 15c., Middle French pubescence, from Medieval Latin pubescentia, noun of state from Latin pubescentem (nominative pubescens), present participle of pubescere "grow up; ripen, come to maturity; reach the age of puberty, arrive at puberty," from pubes "adult, full-grown" (see puberty).
1610s, a back-formation from pubescence, or else from French pubescent (early 16c.) or directly from Latin pubescentem (nominative pubescens), present participle of pubescere "to reach puberty" (see pubescence).