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 youngestnew, budding, youthful, inexperienced, raw, juvenile, tenderfoot, adolescent, crude, modern, punk, infant, newborn, growing, green, blooming, tender, fledgling, little, junior
Examples from the Web for youngest
Contemporary Examples of youngest
Average age ranges from 45 to 65, with her youngest client at 18 and the oldest in her 80s.Inside A Finishing School for Transwomen
December 27, 2014
Republican Elise Stefanik, 30, of upstate New York, just became the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives.When Will We See a #Millennial Congress?
December 26, 2014
“The youngest old man any of us knows,” an unnamed friend of Atlantic Publisher David Bradley said of Hughes.The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple
December 9, 2014
This week, on December 10th, Human Rights Day, she will receive the Nobel Prize—the youngest person ever to be honored.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More
December 9, 2014
Wahlberg grew up the youngest of nine children in a broken home in the rough Dorchester section of Boston.Mark Wahlberg’s Pardon Plea: A Look Back At His Troubling, Violent, and Racist Rap Sheet
December 7, 2014
Historical Examples of youngest
You'll find him rocking the cradle of Tippoo Wellington, my youngest son!
I ask our youngest citizens to believe the evidence of your eyes.
The eldest was about the age of twelve, the youngest about seven.Weighed and Wanting
"Well, go on," interposed the youngest and quietest of the group.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Her sister, Norah, the youngest of the family, had told of her first baby.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
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.