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 IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!

Have the Words of the Day from October 19–25, 2020, made an indelible mark on your memory? Take the quiz to find out!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?

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