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1A youth, especially one involved in disorder or criminal offences.
- ‘That was one of the talents I - as Jake, never Andrew - had acquired over the two years of captivity, both in the juvie circuit and out.’
- ‘In one of these alternate universes, I was run down at Southdale on Monday afternoon by two juvies hotrodding diagonally through the middle of a parking lot.’
- ‘This documentary reunites a group of Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls who once participated in a juvie peace retreat together.’
- ‘Steve and his girl engage in some backwards drag racing with some other juvies and get pestered by the cops to, ‘Cool it.’’
- ‘It was said that the oldest boy, Steven, was in jail, and that the three younger boys had all seen the inside of the juvie hall.’
- ‘He is the juvie from the wrong side of the tracks and she is the rich kid.’
2US [mass noun] A detention centre or court for juvenile offenders.
- ‘Lee shrugged, "He just got out of Juvie."’
- ‘Juvenile systems would only allow these kids to have possibly one or two years behind juvie bars and then out on the street.’
- ‘The latest is that he actually did a stint at a juvie hall for breaking into a CD store.’
- ‘She'd been to juvie, was living on her own by 16, had been banned from some of the clubs, and partied with the rock stars that rolled through town.’
- ‘Asked by an officer what he was thinking, he replied: "I'm going to go to juvie."’
- ‘But instead of doing actual work, Dylan decides instead to read Sky a poem he wrote while he was in juvie.’
- ‘I don't want him coming back here after he's out of juvie and, you know, being bitter and angry.’
- ‘I went to juvie a few times but I always ended up back on the streets.’
- ‘At the very least, your court record from juvie could register you as a criminal for life, in the eyes of educators and employers.’
- ‘Kids I knew from the neighborhood spent time in juvie.’
- ‘As for the bass player, his years in juvie had given him a fearlessly badass certainty.’
- ‘She went to juvie 2 times and got arrested too many times.’
- ‘My son Jack Junior gets out of juvie after being there for five freakin' years!’
- ‘At the start of the film she is just getting out of juvie and immediately returns to her street corner to continue selling.’
- ‘He progresses from juvie to prison, and from prison to full-fledged gangster.’
1940s: abbreviation of juvenile.
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