young one

noun
\ ˈyəŋ(w)ən, dialectal -ŋəm or ˈyōŋə- \

Definition of young one

1 : a young human being : child, youngster they've got eleven young ones, eleven brats now— Elizabeth M. Roberts
2 : a young animal

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History and Etymology for young one

Middle English yong oon young person, from yong young + oon one

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young/old for one's years

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“Young one.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/young%20one. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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