Definition of youngster in US English:

youngster

noun

  • A child, young person, or young animal.

    • ‘Members are organising a transport survey to find out how youngsters get to school.’
    • ‘The use of blogging is a therapeutic tool for youngsters with particular problems.’
    • ‘The football strips have been very well received by the youngsters at the school.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Parents are now faced with a tough decision on the school to which their youngsters will move.’
    • ‘Confused youngsters think their school has been renamed after the pub down the road!’
    • ‘The girl then took the youngster to Woolwich town centre and told her to go into a shop to replace her wet clothes.’
    • ‘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 said he had been heartened by the support from parents and youngsters at the school.’
    • ‘The youngster's life was changed suddenly when he was going to the fair with friends.’
    • ‘He believes it will increase the number of youngsters who choose to stay on at school or go to college.’
    • ‘It has been a troubled late adolescence for the youngster and those around him.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He will be working with the youth team and offering the youngsters guidance.’
    • ‘These youngsters are living in gutters and sewers and sleeping under trees at night.’
    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

/ˈyəNG(k)stər//ˈjəŋ(k)stər/