young·​ster | \ ˈyəŋ(k)-stər How to pronounce youngster (audio) \

Definition of youngster

1a : a young person : youth
b : child
2 : a young animal or plant especially of a domesticated or cultivated breed or type

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Examples of youngster in a Sentence

As a youngster, he was very shy. bright-eyed youngsters interested in learning
Recent Examples on the Web Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis have their every public move documented by the press, but there's another royal youngster worth watching: 8-year-old Mia Tindall. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 12 May 2022 The zoo celebrated the rare monkey's birth on Twitter, explaining that the youngster, named Grace, was too weak to hold onto her mother, so staff stepped in and hand-reared the infant. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 3 Apr. 2022 The youngster, de la Torre, made his first start for the U.S. in just his fifth match for his country. Drake Hills, USA TODAY, 3 Feb. 2022 Your youngster can take photos of the food, table settings, decorations and group and individual photos of everyone at the party. Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2021 On Sunday night, Felix celebrated on the track, hanging out with Camryn and with Hayes, who introduced the Felix family to her own youngster, Demetrius., 21 June 2021 On Sunday night, Felix celebrated on the track, hanging out with Camryn and with Hayes, who introduced the Felix family to her own youngster, Demetrius. Eddie Pells, Star Tribune, 20 June 2021 Beckham, who has more than 15 million followers on Instagram, understands – noting how important football camps have been to him and his impossible-to-slake desire to personally coach and attend to every youngster. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 14 Feb. 2022 Then San Antonio native Chris Daniels, who played in the NBA G League, gave Joseph two pairs of shoes and worked out with the youngster at the gym. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of youngster

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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23 May 2022

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“Youngster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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young·​ster | \ ˈyəŋ-stər How to pronounce youngster (audio) \

Kids Definition of youngster

1 : a young person : youth
2 : child sense 3 Her youngsters clung to her dress.

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