underage

1
[ uhn-der-eyj ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈeɪdʒ /

adjective

lacking the required age, especially that of legal maturity.

Nearby words

  1. under-the-table,
  2. underachieve,
  3. underachiever,
  4. underact,
  5. underactive,
  6. underarm,
  7. underarmed,
  8. underbearer,
  9. underbelly,
  10. underbid

Origin of underage

1
First recorded in 1585–95; under- + age

underage

2
[ uhn-der-ij ]
/ ˈʌn dər ɪdʒ /

noun

shortage; deficiency in amount.

Origin of underage

2
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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Word Origin and History for underage

underage

adj.

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

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