adjective, young·er [yuhng-ger] /ˈyʌŋ gər/, young·est [yuhng-gist] /ˈyʌŋ gɪst/.
Origin of young
Synonyms for young
Antonyms for young
Related Words for youngernew, budding, youthful, inexperienced, raw, juvenile, tenderfoot, adolescent, crude, modern, punk, infant, newborn, growing, green, blooming, tender, fledgling, little, junior
Examples from the Web for younger
Contemporary Examples of younger
Who are some younger popular historians that you think will be a lot better known a decade from now?Thank Congress, Not LBJ for Great Society
Julian Zelizer, Scott Porch
January 4, 2015
You know, when I was younger, I used to make problems for myself, like it was too easy.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
My younger, straighter-than-an-arrow son was stopped and arrested in two separate jurisdictions a few years ago.What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?
December 30, 2014
Her adopted daughter tried to suffocate a younger biological sibling.Judge: Rehoming Kids Is Trafficking
December 30, 2014
A male and female who do most of the mating dominate packs, and younger subordinates only breed occasionally.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family
December 29, 2014
Historical Examples of younger
"Oh, I see," said the younger Milbrey—his face clearing all at once.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
And the words of the younger man had an instant effect on Buck Heath.Way of the Lawless
"A dry question to answer," cried the younger, coming back on to his feet.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
For the moment, at least, the younger Wilson had no interest in Sidney Page.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
He sank down in the soft snow at Younger Brother's shoulder.The Trail Book
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
"young animals collectively, offspring," late 15c., from young (adj.).
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.