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youngster

[yuhng-ster] /ˈyʌŋ stər/
noun
1.
a child.
2.
a young person.
3.
a young horse or other animal.
4.
(in the British navy) a midshipman of less than four years' standing.
5.
(in the U.S. Naval Academy) a midshipman in the second year.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; young + -ster
Synonyms
2. youth, lad, stripling, boy; girl.
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British Dictionary definitions for youngster

youngster

/ˈjʌŋstə/
noun
1.
a young person; child or youth
2.
a young animal, esp a horse
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Word Origin and History for youngster
n.

1580s, from young + -ster. Earlier was youngling, from Old English geongling.

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