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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

Example Sentences

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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 22 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


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

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