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superlative of young


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youn·​gest ˈyəŋ-gəst How to pronounce youngest (audio)
plural youngest
: one that is the least old
especially : the youngest child or member of a family

Examples of youngest in a Sentence

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A lot has happened since Ripa and Consuelos' youngest met the Queen of Pop. Gabrielle Chung,, 17 Aug. 2021 My tentative youngest decided to watch her big sis first before committing to the ride. Stacey Hatton,, 19 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Youngest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


youn·​gest ˈyəŋ-gəst How to pronounce youngest (audio)
: the least old member especially of a family

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