Definition of youngster in English:

youngster

noun

  • A child, young person, or young animal.

    • ‘Clare says it is designed to aid youngsters in their vital early years by having fun with music.’
    • ‘It was one of several schemes the school runs to encourage youngsters to attend lessons.’
    • ‘It has been a troubled late adolescence for the youngster and those around him.’
    • ‘The football strips have been very well received by the youngsters at the school.’
    • ‘He said he had been heartened by the support from parents and youngsters at the school.’
    • ‘Street corners may not seem so attractive to youngsters once they set eyes on a new youth centre.’
    • ‘He's a boy, a youngster, a son, a husband, a lover, a king and a victim of my ambitions.’
    • ‘These youngsters are living in gutters and sewers and sleeping under trees at night.’
    • ‘The youngster's life was changed suddenly when he was going to the fair with friends.’
    • ‘He will be working with the youth team and offering the youngsters guidance.’
    • ‘The use of blogging is a therapeutic tool for youngsters with particular problems.’
    • ‘Confused youngsters think their school has been renamed after the pub down the road!’
    • ‘The prize will only be awarded if the youngster was at school for the selected session.’
    • ‘Parents are now faced with a tough decision on the school to which their youngsters will move.’
    • ‘Members are organising a transport survey to find out how youngsters get to school.’
    • ‘The girl then took the youngster to Woolwich town centre and told her to go into a shop to replace her wet clothes.’
    • ‘The aim of the project is to give youngsters a springboard towards independence.’
    • ‘She said that bullying is not just isolated to schools or youngsters but can be seen in society.’
    • ‘He believes it will increase the number of youngsters who choose to stay on at school or go to college.’
    • ‘Newspaper reports said that the dead youngster was a Bengali girl from east London.’
    young person, young adult, young man, young woman, youth, juvenile, teenager, adolescent, junior, stripling, whippersnapper, young one, little one, child
    View synonyms

Pronunciation

youngster

/ˈjəŋ(k)stər//ˈyəNG(k)stər/