younker

[yuhng-ker]
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noun

a youngster.
Obsolete. a young noble or gentleman.

Nearby words

  1. younghusband,
  2. youngish,
  3. youngling,
  4. youngster,
  5. youngstown,
  6. your,
  7. your guess is as good as mine,
  8. yourcenar,
  9. yourcenar, marguerite,
  10. yourn

Origin of younker

1495–1505; < Middle Dutch jonchere, equivalent to jonc young + here lord; cognate with German Junker

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British Dictionary definitions for younker

younker

noun

archaic, or literary a young man; lad
obsolete a young gentleman or knight

Word Origin for younker

C16: from Dutch jonker, from Middle Dutch jonc young

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Word Origin and History for younker

younker

c.1500, "young nobleman," from Middle Dutch jonckher (Dutch jonker), from jonc "young" + here "lord, master." Cf. junker.

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