youngster

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n youngster a young person of either sex "she writes books for children","they're just kids","`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1947, Toys for Tots started making the holidays a little happier for children by organizing its first Christmas toy drive for needy youngsters.
    • n Youngster A young person; a youngling; a lad. "He felt himself quite a youngster , with a long life before him."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It is illegal in Elkhart, Indiana, for a barber to threaten to cut off a youngster's ears
    • n youngster A young person; a lad: sometimes applied also to young animals, especially horses.
    • n youngster A junior officer in a company, battery, or troop.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Youngster a young person: a lad
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Quotations

  • Queen Elizabeth
    Queen Elizabeth
    “Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. geong; Ger. jung; also conn. with L. juvenis, Sans. yuvan, young.

Usage

In literature:

The first mate stood by grinning as he saw the youngsters undergoing this ordeal.
"Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs" by William H. G. Kingston
D'ye understand that, youngster?
"A Middy of the King" by Harry Collingwood
Come on, youngster; I suppose you haven't got a name, have you?
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
But now she couldn't help thinking what a promising youngster Grunty was, even if he was the runt of the family.
"The Tale of Grunty Pig" by Arthur Scott Bailey
He moved along with a queer, sliding gait, keeping as much of his body as he could turned from the youngster.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
Well, this youngster is my Paquita.
"The Call Of The South" by Louis Becke
By George, the sight of his ugly phiz can't do any good to the youngster!
"Crown and Anchor" by John Conroy Hutcheson
The youngster was winded, but undaunted.
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke
I followed him to this branch, but men, alas, and even youngsters are very inferior to monkeys when it comes to climbing trees.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
As he reached the deck he looked at the bedraggled youngsters with a good-natured smile.
"A Voyage with Captain Dynamite" by Charles Edward Rich
Neither side could secure a tally in the eighth, and the ninth inning opened with Merriwell's team three runs behind the youngsters.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
And these tasted wondrous good, even to youngsters already gorged with raw fruit.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
Tarlac grinned, reasonably sure what the youngster was thinking.
"Hostage" by Ann Wilson
Take a couple that already has two youngsters, as of now.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
But for all the attention that the youngsters gave to the song they might as well have been deaf!
"The First Mate" by Harry Collingwood
Three of the youngsters were having a high time with a canoe lying against the shore.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
A fine paid by a youngster or landsman on first mounting the top.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Hold your hats, youngsters.
"Four Little Blossoms at Oak Hill School" by Mabel C. Hawley
A youngster, who had hitherto taken no part in the talk, suddenly lifted a pair of heavy eyes from the torn pages of a five-cent novel.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
The youngster lay low, like a wounded duck.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
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In poetry:

Love, the boy,
Joined the youngsters at their play:
But they gave him little joy,
And he went away.
"Love's History" by George MacDonald
I forgive you, matchless beauty,
Proudly conscious of your fame,
Loved by many a luckless youngster
Who will ne'er forget your name!
"In The Artillery" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
So in his ear the youngster cries;
Then the gray Boatswain straight replies:--
"All your crew be sure you know,--
Never let one of your shipmates go.
"The Old Cruiser" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ere long the feud raged fierce and loud,—
Then hastened steed and man
To Doeffingen in thronging crowd,
While joy inspired the youngster proud,—
And soon the strife began.
"Count Eberhard, The Groaner Of Wurtembert. A War Song" by Friedrich von Schiller
It is calling me home - but the white road lies gleaming,
And afar from it all must I tarry and dree;
Just an echo far off, in the hush of my dreaming,
Is the voice of a youngster that's calling to me.
"Calling to Me" by John O Brien
Through the hush of my heart in the spell of its dreaming
Comes the song of a bush boy glad-hearted and free;
Oh, the gullies are green where the sunlight is streaming,
And the voice of that youngster is calling to me.
"Calling to Me" by John O Brien

In news:

I'm surrounded by all these youngsters, but I'm really the.
A youth program that trains youngsters tohelp improve the environment and the quality of life for people and animals has honored about 150 teenagers who volunteer at the Oakland Zoo.
Even as a youngster, Rollie looked older and wiser than his years.
But longtime educator Ray Oxendine still has a way with youngsters.
This summer you'll find garden learning experiences for youngsters at the Anna Smith Park located at the intersection of Tracyton Boulevard and Fairgrounds Road in Bremerton.
Youngster's song brings out the worst in critics.
USA Luge will be coming to Indianapolis looking for youngsters who might want to take up the sport.
Believing that spending time in the outdoors benefits body, mind and spirit, the Coleman Company Inc has partnered with Camp Mak -A-Dream to provide camping opportunities for cancer-stricken youngsters.
GREENSBORO — When he was a youngster, the Rev.
Taking to keep medications out of the hands of youngsters can be a challenge at times.
As a youngster growing up in Charlottesville during the Depression, Eugene Williams lived a block from one of Charlottesville's best neighborhoods.
Along with spending time with Santa, there were a number of activities for the youngsters to enjoy.
Over the next few months, Capital Region youngsters are going to get a wonderful opportunity to become amateur historians and document their own customs and traditions.
The new standard announced Wednesday means that hundreds of thousands more youngsters could be diagnosed with high levels of lead.
Youngsters sang the shark song, complete with hand motions.
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In science:

In case any recalcitrant youngster happens to inquire about one of the verboten interpretations, there is always the second blow: That interpretation is merely philosophical bias, and therefore no part of physics.
Quantum Theory: Interpretation Cannot be Avoided
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