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 His aim is for the organization to help at-risk youngsters who have been in legal trouble. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Bears beat Cowboys in NFL’s Thursday night game," 6 Dec. 2019 Miami has been one of the surprise teams in the league, adding Jimmy Butler to a cast of unknowns and youngsters who have brought back the Heat’s workmanlike philosophy., "The Heat controlled their game with the Raptors for most of the night, and were catching the Celtics without Marcus Smart and Gordon Hayward.," 5 Dec. 2019 Finland created a series of children’s books featuring the Moomins—pale, rounded creatures that are beloved by youngsters around the world. The Economist, "The parable of Finland PISA results can lead policymakers astray," 5 Dec. 2019 Stewart would have been glad to hear the youngster’s description. Vincent T. Davis,, "Retiree drives literacy caravan to promote reading to San Antonio children," 25 Nov. 2019 The program, launched in 2014, offers summer math camps and after-school tutoring to help youngsters who show promise but might need a boost to succeed in the most challenging math classes. Leslie Postal,, "Orange schools fall short of goal for more minority students to take calculus," 23 Nov. 2019 This book includes several Dena’ina words along with their pronunciations, reminding youngsters that English isn’t the only language spoken in Alaska. David James, Anchorage Daily News, "5 Alaska children’s books perfect for gifting this holiday season," 23 Nov. 2019 To create her herd from scratch, Pinto focused on the youngster, Do Khoun Meung, or DKM for short. Paul Kvinta, Outside Online, "I Bought an Elephant to Find Out How to Save Them," 12 Nov. 2019 These disingenuous characterizations — the zealous youngster and the wise schoolmarm — are trite. Armond White, National Review, "The Report’s Enhanced Cynicism Techniques," 20 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of youngster

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of youngster was in 1589

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9 Dec 2019

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“Youngster.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of youngster

somewhat old-fashioned : a young person


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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