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underage1

[uhn-der-eyj] /ˌʌn dərˈeɪdʒ/
adjective
1.
lacking the required age, especially that of legal maturity.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; under- + age

underage2

[uhn-der-ij] /ˈʌn dər ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
shortage; deficiency in amount.
Origin
1605-15; under- + -age
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British Dictionary definitions for underage

underage

/ˌʌndərˈeɪdʒ/
adjective
1.
below the required or standard age, esp below the legal age for voting or drinking
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Word Origin and History for underage
adj.

also under-age, 1590s, from under + age.

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