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young one

[yuhng uh n, wuh n]
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noun
  1. a child or offspring: They have five young ones and another on the way.
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Origin of young one

First recorded in 1525–35
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Related Words for young one

infant, toddler, adolescent, juvenile, youth, teenager, baby, kid, offspring, minor, youngster, bairn, sprout, suckling, newborn, lamb, progeny, tyke, tot, imp

Examples from the Web for young one

Historical Examples of young one

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

    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

  • "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