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underage

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[ uhn-der-eyj ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈeɪdʒ /
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adjective

lacking the required age, especially that of legal maturity.

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Origin of underage

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First recorded in 1585–95; under- + age

Definition for underage (2 of 2)

underage2
[ uhn-der-ij ]
/ ˈʌn dər ɪdʒ /

noun

shortage; deficiency in amount.

Origin of underage

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First recorded in 1605–15; under- + -age
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British Dictionary definitions for underage

underage
/ (ˌʌndərˈeɪdʒ) /

adjective

below the required or standard age, esp below the legal age for voting or drinking
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Idioms and Phrases with underage

under age

see under of age.

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