young gun

noun

Definition of young gun

informal
:a young person who is successful or who is expected to be successful
  • He's one of the young guns at the law firm.

Word by Word Definitions

young play
  1. : being in the first or an early stage of life, growth, or development

  2. : junior

  3. : of an early, tender, or desirable age for use as food or drink

  1. : young persons : youth

  2. : immature offspring

  3. : a single recently born or hatched animal

gun play
  1. : a piece of ordnance usually with high muzzle velocity and comparatively flat trajectory

  2. : a portable firearm (such as a rifle or handgun)

  3. : a device that throws a projectile

  1. : to fire on

  2. : shoot

  3. : to open up the throttle of so as to increase speed


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