youngster

noun

young·​ster ˈyəŋ(k)-stər How to pronounce youngster (audio)
1
a
: a young person : youth
b
: child
2
: a young animal or plant especially of a domesticated or cultivated breed or type

Examples of youngster in a Sentence

As a youngster, he was very shy. bright-eyed youngsters interested in learning
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Word History

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of youngster was in 1589

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“Youngster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/youngster. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

youngster

noun
young·​ster ˈyəŋ(k)-stər How to pronounce youngster (audio)
1
: a young person : youth
2

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