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
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First Known Use of youngster

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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15 Aug 2022

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“Youngster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 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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