Definition of youngest 

(Entry 1 of 2)

superlative of young


youn·gest | \ˈyəŋ-gəst \
plural youngest

Definition of youngest (Entry 2 of 2)

: one that is the least old especially : the youngest child or member of a family

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My tentative youngest decided to watch her big sis first before committing to the ride. Stacey Hatton,, "Trip to Branson the ticket for family ‘adventures’," 19 June 2017

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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youn·gest | \ˈyəŋ-gəst \
plural youngest

Kids Definition of youngest

: the least old member especially of a family His youngest is a toddler.

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evasion of direct action or statement

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