nonage


non·age

noun \ˈnä-nij, ˈnō-\

Definition of NONAGE

1
:  minority 1
2
a :  a period of youth
b :  lack of maturity

Examples of NONAGE

  1. <the short stories of the novelist's nonage have only recently been discovered by scholars>
  2. <the indiscretions of his long-ago nonage have come back to haunt him now that he's a serious presidential contender>

Origin of NONAGE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from non- + age age
First Known Use: 15th century

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