young·​blood ˈyəŋ-ˌbləd How to pronounce youngblood (audio)
: a young inexperienced person
especially : one who is newly prominent in a field of endeavor
jazz youngbloods
: a young African American male

Examples of youngblood in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of youngblood was in 1602

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“Youngblood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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