younker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n younker a young person (especially a young man or boy)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Younker A young person; a stripling; a yonker. "That same younker soon was overthrown."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n younker A young man of condition; a young gentleman or knight.
    • n younker A young person; a lad; a youngster.
    • n younker A novice; a simpleton; a dupe.
    • n younker Same as junker.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Younker yung′kėr a young person: :
    • n Younker yung′kėr (Shak.) a simpleton
    • n Younker yung′kėr (Spens.) a young gentleman or knight.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. jonker, jonkeer,; jong, young + heer, a lord, sir, gentleman. See Young (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Old Dut. joncker (Dut. jonker), from jonk-heer, 'young master' or 'lord;' Ger. junker.

Usage

In literature:

Boy, younker, see hoyh.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
I may have undervalued the skill of the younker but, as to his years, there can be no great mistake.
"The Red Rover" by James Fenimore Cooper
Father took me there once when I was a wee younker, and it struck me as being slow.
"Brave Tom" by Edward S. Ellis
Any younker that doesn't move fast enough I'll pick up and swat, and then I'll throw him out in the snow to stay.
"The Grammar School Boys Snowbound" by H. Irving Hancock
What'd ye do 'bout that, younker?
"Afloat on the Flood" by Lawrence J. Leslie
Tell me that, younkers!
"Chums in Dixie" by St. George Rathborne
And now, younker, get yer horse an' rifle ready, and come to the block-house at daybreak to-morrow.
"The Dog Crusoe and his Master" by R.M. Ballantyne
Yes, I could use that younker, I think.
"Darry the Life Saver" by Frank V. Webster
He vow'd destruction both to birch and men: Who would not think this younker fierce to fight?
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
Ever been hunting or fishing in the woods, younker?
"Dorothy's Travels" by Evelyn Raymond
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In poetry:

One sturdy Boy, a younker bold,
Ere they were doom'd to sever,
Maintain'd poor JACOB, sick and old;
But now, where yon tall poplars wave,
Pale primroses adorn the grave—
Where JACOB sleeps, for Ever!
"The Deserted Cottage" by Mary Darby Robinson
There was nane sae frank-heartit an' free as young Burns
On the braes o' Cairnbroe; through life's trials an' turns
He's foughten his way, an' won up i' the warl,
A younker nae mair, but a blythe buirdly carle.
"Verses Inscribed To Mr. Thomas Duncan, Glasgow" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Boston Store, Younkers announce Black Friday hours.
A store sign for Younkers Department Store.
Community Days fundraising booklets offering more than $400 in savings at the Boston Store, Younkers and other department stores owned by The Bon -Ton Stores Inc now are available.
The operator of Boston Store, Younkers, Elder-Beerman department stores said total sales increased 0.7% to $288.9 million from a year ago.
Bon -Ton operates 276 department stores under brands such as Bon -Ton , Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers.
Donovan Carl Younker pled guilty to concealing a dead body and was given a suspended sentence of one-to-five years in prison last Friday in Morgan County Circuit Court.
Holiday Goodwill Sale on at Boston Store, Younkers.
Younker 's trial had been set to begin yesterday on felony charges that he helped neighbor Stephen J Tamburo III in concealing the body of Stephen J Tamburo, Jr in December, 2008.
Help support The Arc at Younkers Community Day.
They were one of the most important nations of the Iroquois League and created a highly developed society, says Jason Younker, a professor of anthropology at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Ankeny Younkers Distribution Center to Close.
The company that owns Boston Store, Younkers, and several other department store chains lost money in its most recent quarter.
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In science:

Hanson, H., Bradley, M., Bossert, J., Linn, R., and Younker, L. (2000).
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
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