youngster

[ yuhng-ster ]
/ ˈyʌŋ stər /

noun

a child.
a young person.
a young horse or other animal.
(in the British navy) a midshipman of less than four years' standing.
(in the U.S. Naval Academy) a midshipman in the second year.

Nearby words

  1. younger, cole,
  2. youngest,
  3. younghusband,
  4. youngish,
  5. youngling,
  6. youngstown,
  7. younker,
  8. your,
  9. your guess is as good as mine,
  10. yourcenar

Origin of youngster

First recorded in 1580–90; young + -ster

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British Dictionary definitions for youngster

youngster

/ (ˈjʌŋstə) /

noun

a young person; child or youth
a young animal, esp a horse
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Word Origin and History for youngster

youngster

n.

1580s, from young + -ster. Earlier was youngling, from Old English geongling.

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