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underage1

[uhn-der-eyj]
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adjective
  1. lacking the required age, especially that of legal maturity.
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Origin of underage1

First recorded in 1585–95; under- + age

underage2

[uhn-der-ij]
noun
  1. shortage; deficiency in amount.
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Origin of underage2

First recorded in 1605–15; under- + -age
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underage

adjective
  1. below the required or standard age, esp below the legal age for voting or drinking
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Word Origin and History for underage

adj.

also under-age, 1590s, from under + age.

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