underage

1 [uhn-der-eyj]
adjective
lacking the required age, especially that of legal maturity.

Origin:
1585–95; under- + age

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underage

2 [uhn-der-ij]
noun
shortage; deficiency in amount.

Origin:
1605–15; under- + -age

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underage (ˌʌndərˈeɪdʒ)
 
adj
below the required or standard age, esp below the legal age for voting or drinking

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Example sentences
It is craziness to be anywhere near underage drinking.
But if they had, then surely the underage students wouldn't drink it.
Post a picture of an underage model or of an unsuspecting subject caught using
  the toilet, and you could end up in court.
Of course, underage smokers still find ways to obtain cigarettes.
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