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 The Bay Area native was on his team, and Huang noticed that the youngster was, in his estimation, playing the right way. David Fear, Rolling Stone, "Eddie Huang’s ‘Boogie’ Wonderland," 24 Mar. 2021 But after two hours of catching up, the youngster dived into Winston’s lap for one last hug before leaving. Thuc Nhi Nguyen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus Today: Lights, camera, action for movie theaters," 22 Mar. 2021 The youngster knows the pain of having a missing pet. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, "Child sleuth with a heart for animals helps finds missing pets on San Antonio's Southwest Side," 22 Feb. 2021 General manager Koby Altman, who started fostering a bond with Porter during his erratic freshman season at USC, often checking in with the troubled youngster via text, couldn’t get through to Porter anymore either. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Kevin Porter Jr. trade a painful setback in Cleveland Cavaliers’ rebuild: Chris Fedor," 22 Jan. 2021 The youngster, playing in only his third top-level ATP event, rallied to beat Spanish counterpuncher Roberto Bautista Agut in the semifinal, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4., "Kevin Durant fined $50,000 for offensive language on social media," 3 Apr. 2021 Another uncle, Brian Afoa, is an assistant on the offensive side who helped mold a chubby youngster into a college-level quarterback who has been accepted to Sacramento State. Jim Lindgren, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Steele Canyon senior Elia Kirisimasi leads by example," 1 Apr. 2021 With the 22-year-old now playing some of the best golf of his career, many are tipping the youngster to kick on and add to his PGA Tour win cabinet this season. Sean Coppack And Shane O'donoghue, CNN, "Golfer Joaquin Niemann helps raise $2.1 million to save his infant cousin's life," 30 Mar. 2021 But as Garland was praising Nance, the starting power forward crashed the Zoom call, playfully displacing the youngster from his chair. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "JaVale McGee sits in final game before trade deadline, highlights why trade season is ‘worst time of year’," 25 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of youngster

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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29 Apr 2021

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“Youngster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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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