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.

QUIZZES

TAKE THIS QUIZ TO SEE WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL PUNCTUATION!

Commas mark divisions in sentences. Periods end declarative sentences. Apostrophes show possession. Easy, right? Well, punctuation can get pretty tricky—fast. Think you got what it takes to be a punctuation expert? Take our quiz to prove it!
Question 1 of 10
Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the sentence? It__s your turn to pick the movie __ but your sister gets to pick the board game we _ re going to play.

Origin of youngster

First recorded in 1580–90; young + -ster
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for youngster

British Dictionary definitions for youngster

youngster
/ (ˈjʌŋstə) /

noun

a young person; child or youth
a young animal, esp a horse
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012