misspent youth

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of misspent youth

: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

misspend play misspent
  1. : to spend wrongly : squander

youth play
  1. : the time of life when one is young

  2. : the early period of existence, growth, or development

  3. : a young person


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