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youn·​ger ˈyəŋ-gər How to pronounce younger (audio)
: an inferior in age : junior
usually used with a possessive pronoun
is several years his younger

Word History

First Known Use


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of younger was before the 12th century

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“Younger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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