younker

[ yuhng-ker ]
/ ˈyʌŋ kər /

noun

a youngster.
Obsolete. a young noble or gentleman.

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Origin of younker

1495–1505; <Middle Dutch jonchere, equivalent to joncyoung + here lord; cognate with German Junker
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British Dictionary definitions for younker

younker
/ (ˈjʌŋkə) /

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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