adjective, young·er [yuhng-ger] /ˈyʌŋ gər/, young·est [yuhng-gist] /ˈyʌŋ gɪst/.
- youlou, fulbert,
- young adult,
- young at heart,
- young blood,
- young fogey,
- young fustic
Origin of young
Examples from the Web for young
The first two videos are teasers featuring two favorite cartoon characters for young girls, Dora the Explorer and Tinkerbell.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“The innocence of young people must be preserved at all costs,” said Glees.Britain May Spy on Preschoolers Searching for Potential Jihadis|Nico Hines|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But my sources, my young women and their mother, heroically held firm.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I wish I was a young Carole King, working in the Brill Building.
These are young fathers, rural farmers, usually growing banana or coffee or subsistence crops.
Do you think Hollis went to Scarnham on this business of young Lester's?The Chestermarke Instinct|J. S. Fletcher
The young men had engaged a room at Bertolini's hotel, on the Lungarno.Aaron's Rod|D. H. Lawrence
Woods gave place to stump-fields in which the young corn sprouted, silvered by the stars.The Maid-At-Arms|Robert W. Chambers
The young idlers of rich Palermo intrigued to be introduced to her and threw enormous nosegays to her at the end of every act.Corleone|F. Marion Crawford
But the youth is young, brave, and should live in honor and high promotion.The War Tiger|Wiliam Dalton
adjective younger (ˈjʌŋɡə) or youngest (ˈjʌŋɡɪst)
- having lived, existed, or been made or known for a relatively short timea young man; a young movement; a young country
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the young
- (of mountains) formed in the Alpine orogeny and still usually rugged in outline
- another term for youthful (def. 4)
Word Origin for young
Old English geong "youthful, young," from Proto-Germanic *jungas (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian jung, Old Norse ungr, Middle Dutch jonc, Dutch jong, Old High German and German jung, Gothic juggs), from PIE *juwngkos, from PIE root *yeu- "vital force, youthful vigor" (cf. Sanskrit yuva "young," Latin juvenis "young," Lithuanian jaunas, Old Church Slavonic junu, Russian junyj "young," Old Irish oac, Welsh ieuanc "young").
From c.1830-1850, Young France, Young Italy, etc., were loosely applied to "republican agitators" in various monarchies; also, especially in Young England, Young America, used generally for "typical young person of the nation." For Young Turk, see Turk.
"young animals collectively, offspring," late 15c., from young (adj.).