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youthful offender

[ yooth-fuhluh-fen-der ]
/ ˈyuθ fəl əˈfɛn dər /
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noun
a young delinquent, especially a first offender, usually from 14 to 21 years old, whom the court tries to correct and guide rather than to punish as a criminal.
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Also youth of·fend·er [yoothuh-fen-der] /ˈyuθ əˌfɛn dər/ .
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