misspent youth

Definition of misspent youth

  1. :  the time when one is young and doing things that are not considered wise or proper He enjoys telling stories of his misspent youth.

Word by Word Definitions

misspendplay misspent
  1. :  to spend wrongly :  squander

youthplay
  1. :  the time of life when one is young

    :  the period between childhood and maturity

    :  the early period of existence, growth, or development


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