young one

[ yuhng uh n, wuh n ]
/ ˈyʌŋ ən, wən /


a child or offspring: They have five young ones and another on the way.

Origin of young one

First recorded in 1525–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for young one

  • Do you think I've got a head like a six-year-old young-one—or you?

    Shavings|Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "It's a pity you didn't tell her sooner, young-one," he said.

    Across the Fruited Plain|Florence Crannell Means
  • I used to wish and wish for her, like a young-one wishin' on a load of hay, or the first star at night, or somethin'.

    Shavings|Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "Let's go out to the barn and find the young-one ourselves," said the Captain.

    Mary-'Gusta|Joseph C. Lincoln