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[ yuhng-gist ]


  1. superlative of young.


  1. a person who is the least old of a group, as the youngest member of a family:

    Their youngest is still in high school.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of youngest1

First recorded before 1000; young ( def ) + -est 1( def )

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Example Sentences

Average age ranges from 45 to 65, with her youngest client at 18 and the oldest in her 80s.

Republican Elise Stefanik, 30, of upstate New York, just became the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives.

“The youngest old man any of us knows,” an unnamed friend of Atlantic Publisher David Bradley said of Hughes.

This week, on December 10th, Human Rights Day, she will receive the Nobel Prize—the youngest person ever to be honored.

Wahlberg grew up the youngest of nine children in a broken home in the rough Dorchester section of Boston.

In his youngest days, when his mother used to regulate his food, she would stuff him full of rice.

Our youngest benedict was not more than eighteen years of age, and his salary only £45 a year.

In his twenty-third year he became manager of the Shrewsbury and Ludlow Railway—probably the youngest railway manager recorded.

"We have a grandfather in Greenfield," spoke up the youngest child before his sister could clap her hand over his mouth.

Of her very numerous family, four daughters and her youngest son had accompanied her to Petersburg.


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