younger

Definition of younger

 (Entry 1 of 2)

comparative of young

younger

noun
youn·​ger | \ ˈyəŋ-gər How to pronounce younger (audio) \

Definition of younger (Entry 2 of 2)

: an inferior in age : junior usually used with a possessive pronoun is several years his younger

First Known Use of younger

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Younger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/younger. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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