- a youngster.
- Obsolete. a young noble or gentleman.
Origin of younker
Examples from the Web for younker
Historical Examples of younker
Wal, younker, if you've no 'bjection you can lay down and snooze till morning.
How can we know he'll give up the younker after he gits the money?
The younker has been here, but what the mischief has become of him?
One squint, Burton, just to see what sort of a younker he may be.Ben Burton
W. H. G. Kingston
That younker with the badge on his shoulder; the un I chased in.The Young Lieutenant
- archaic, or literary a young man; lad
- obsolete a young gentleman or knight
Word Origin for younker
Word Origin and History for younker
c.1500, "young nobleman," from Middle Dutch jonckher (Dutch jonker), from jonc "young" + here "lord, master." Cf. junker.