Definition of youngster in US English:

youngster

noun

  • A child, young person, or young animal.

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

youngster

/ˈjəŋ(k)stər//ˈyəNG(k)stər/